Home ministry official sent to six days’ police custodyBy IANS
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
NEW DELHI - A city court Wednesday ordered six days’ police custody for a senior home ministry official arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information of commercial interest to some private firms.
Delhi Police told the court that they needed some more time to question Ravi Inder Singh, a 1994 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer posted as director, internal security, in the ministry.
Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal also ordered six days’ police custody for Singh’s co-accused and Kolkota-based businessman Vineet Kumar.
Police told the court that around 12,000 telephone conversations of Singh had been tapped. They said that the IAS official was using three mobile numbers procured by using fake names and identities.
Singh was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act and on charges of criminal conspiracy. His house and office were searched Monday by police.