CG HC On Suspended IPS GP Singh Disproportionate Assets And Sedition FIR Case

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  • GP Singh had demanded the cancellation of the case as there was no legal process before the FIR.
  • The government has bypassed the rules of investigation as this rules doesn’t apply to GP Singh.
  • He had demanded an investigation from an impartial agency.

Raipur: Suspended ADG GP Singh’s troubles, implicated in disproportionate assets and sedition case which do not seem to be diminishing at the moment. The debate in the High Court lasted for 2 hours on Tuesday. After hearing both sides, the court has reserved the decision. Presenting a new petition in the court, IPS GP Singh had demanded the cancellation of the criminal case. It said that the government has not followed the legal process before the FIR. The matter was heard in a single bench of Justice Rajni Dubey.

In the petition presented in the High Court through advocate Ashutosh Pandey, it was said that before the FIR under Section 17 (a), it is necessary to take permission from the General Administration Department and the Central Personnel Department, but it was not taken from both the places. He took information from the Central Personnel Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Right to Information Act, and then it was found that the procedure had not been followed before taking action. Therefore, the petition has sought quashing of the FIR. Also, as an interim relief, a stay on the FIR was sought till the matter was heard. The petitioner’s advocate said that the state government has decided to take action against the IPS officer; the provision of section 17(a) has been fixed. This is a rule made by the central government. This rule has been made so that no officer should be a victim of harassment in the name of investigation and action. But, the government has bypassed this process itself. During the hearing, it was said on behalf of the government that this rule does not apply to GP Singh.

GP Singh’s advocate had earlier challenged the criminal case under a writ petition. In this, he had demanded an investigation from an impartial agency, terming the action of the state government as illegal and a conspiracy. He did not even request for cancellation or stay of the criminal case registered against him. Now this petition has been withdrawn and a new petition has been fi

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