Former well being minister and Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) MLA Vijay Singla on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana excessive court docket searching for bail. On June 10, a Mohali court docket had dismissed his plea and prolonged judicial remand until June 24.
The Mohali police had arrested Singla on corruption prices on Might 24. The motion got here following an unprecedented transfer by chief minister Bhagwant Mann sacking him as a minister and ordering the registration of an FIR towards him.
The allegations had been of demanding a bribe as fee for allotment of funds in authorities tenders.
The plea prone to be taken up later this week argues that the whole FIR revolves across the allegation of demand solely and that the allegations are based mostly solely on an alleged voice dialog, the veracity and authenticity of which was not verified by the investigating company earlier than registering the current FIR.
“…it’s obvious that the investigating company acted in haste and in a biased method. Even in any other case the authenticity and admissibility of such recorded voice dialog remains to be to be examined on the stage of trial and it needs to be proved as proof by way of scientific mode,” the plea argues.
It additionally says as mandated below Part 17 of the PC Act, 1988, the police didn’t take prior approval from the federal government.
Due to this fact, there’s an inherent violation of regulation and incurable defect in lodging of the current FIR and the arrest of the petitioner, thereafter, it claims.
Fearing arrest, ex-cabinet minister Ashu approaches HC
Former Congress cupboard minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Monday approached the excessive court docket with a plea that the state police be directed to conduct a good and correct inquiry into the complaints on the allegations of corruption in awarding tenders and grant him a chance of listening to earlier than the registration of a prison case.
The plea additionally calls for that he be given seven days prior discover if the police plan to arrest him. Ashu claims that unsuccessful contractors, who had been ineligible to take part within the e-tender strategy of the Punjab authorities from 2018 to 2022, with the intention to wreak vengeance and harass him have now filed complaints towards him.
The complaints are of alleged corruption within the award of tenders for transportation of foodgrains throughout the Congress authorities.
“They remained silent all this whereas however now with the change of presidency they’re complaining concerning the tendering course of,” the plea says.