Delhi HC rejects bail plea of ​​investigating officer, sought relief on health grounds IG News

The court, while rejecting the bail plea, observed that there is no sufficient reason to enhance the bail, as per their report. Earlier seeking bail, the counsel for the petitioner had submitted that he was suffering from old age related ailments.

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The Delhi High Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of ​​Kamta Prasad Singh, the investigating officer (IO) in the custodial death of Unnao rape victim’s father. He sought bail for two weeks. Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma had on December 23, 2022 granted interim bail to Singh till January 23, 2023 on medical grounds on a personal bond of Rs 20,000.

The counsel appearing for Singh informed the court that since his bail plea was expiring in a few days, he has sought an extension of two weeks. However, the counsel for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposed this and argued that as per Singh’s diagnosis report, there is no ground to extend the bail and he can be treated in jail as well.

The court, while rejecting the bail plea, observed that there is no sufficient reason to enhance the bail, as per their report. Earlier seeking bail, the counsel for the petitioner had submitted that he was above 60 years of age and was suffering from jaundice and other old age related ailments.

It was submitted that due to inadequate medical facilities and lack of specialist doctors in the jail hospital, Singh was not getting proper treatment. As the jail visiting doctor comes only once a week and is not qualified to diagnose the problem he is facing.

Singh was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The court had on Thursday granted interim bail for two weeks to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the same case in view of his daughter’s marriage. Sengar was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2017 for raping a minor girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.


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