, Supreme Court
) on Tuesday rejected the plea of the state government challenging the bail granted to the suspended director of Chhattisgarh Police Academy Gurjinder Pal Singh in the corruption case. The Chhattisgarh State Government had challenged the bail. The Supreme Court said that a high level officer cannot be deprived of the rights enshrined in the Constitution.
A bench headed by Justice BR Gavai of the Supreme Court said that the petition is an unwarranted attempt by the state. The state government had filed a petition against the decision of the Chhattisgarh High Court to grant bail. Dismissing the petition, the top court observed that the status of the petitioner is not considered when the bail plea is considered. Just as a common man has got the rights enshrined in the constitution, in the same way a high level officer cannot be deprived of the rights given in the constitution.
The top court said that most of the evidence in the disproportionate assets case is based on documents and the question of tampering with those evidences does not arise. There is no substantive ground in the petition and therefore the application is dismissed. Singh was granted bail on May 12 by the High Court. Singh is a 1994 batch IPS officer. He has been booked for sedition, corruption and extortion and has been made an accused in all three cases.