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SC grants bail to ex-UP chief secretary
November 05, 2007 13:58 IST
The Delhi high court on Monday ordered the release of former Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Akhand Pratap Singh, who was arrested in a disproportionate assets case.
Justice V B Gupta lifted the stay imposed on a lower court's order, granting bail to the former bureaucrat in the case.
"Nothing is on record which shows that he tried to tamper with evidence after the lower court's order," the court said, while dismissing the Central Bureau of Investigation's petition challenging a trial court's order.
"If evidence is tampered with after his release on bail, the petitioner [CBI] will be at liberty to approach the trial court for cancellation of bail," Justice Gupta said, while vacating the stay order on Singh's bail.
The court had earlier stayed the bail granted to the former bureaucrat on October 22, the day he was to be released.