Anand Rai Gets Bail After A Day In Police Remand

Story Highlights
  • Rai was arrested after a case was filed on the complaint of Laxman Singh Markam.
  • Markam had alleged that Rai is dragging his name in the leak of the MP TET.
  • Rai was produced in the court Special Judge (SC/ST Atrocities cases).

Bhopal: District and Sessions Court here has granted bail to Vypam whistle-blower Dr Anand Rai on Saturday in a case lodged against him for dragging OSD at CMO Laxman Singh Markam in MP TET paper leak. Judge Kamal Joshi has granted bail on furnishing surety of Rs 50,000, according to prosecution officials. The CM OSD Laxman Singh was present in the court to oppose the bail petition of Dr Anand Rai. Dr Anand Rai, in his bail application, told the court, that he has no personal enmity with OSD Laxman Singh Markam.

The case of defamation and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was registered on the basis of a complaint of CM OSD Laxman Singh Markam after the latter’s name was dragged in MPTET paper leak. After a screenshot of MP TET question paper went viral on social media in which the name of Laxman Singh was visible in screenshot, Dr Rai demanded to know who this Laxman Singh was.

District Prosecutor Officer (DPO) Rajendra Upadhyaya said, “Dr Rai has been granted bail on a surety of Rs 50,000. Dr Rai was produced in a specially designated court of Kamal Joshi in the afternoon after his one-day police remand ended on Saturday.” Dr Rai was arrested from Delhi on Thursday night after High Court dismissed his petition, which he had filed requesting the court to quash FIR registered against him for dragging CM OSD Laxman Singh Markam’s name in the alleged MP TET paper leak.

Laxman Singh had lodged an FIR for making caste-based comments under the SC/ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act. Dr Rai approached High Court to get FIR quashed but HC dismissed his petition on Thursday. Dr Rai, who was posted as a medical officer in Indore, has been suspended. During his suspension, Dr Rai has been attached to Rewa.

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