Raipur: Senior IPS Officer of Chhattisgarh Cadre G P Singh, who is facing sedition charge, has filed a petition in the High Court of Chhattisgarh on Friday urging the Court for an inquiry into the cases, filed against him by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and City Kotwali Police, by any independent agency like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The petition, filed by the IPS Officer G P Singh, reads that some officers in the state government have trapped him. The IPS Officer is also filing a petition in a lower court of Raipur seeking anticipatory bail and he is in continuous touch with senior High Court Advocate Kishore Bhaduri who is fighting the case on his behalf. The information in the diary was blurry and difficult to read. The petition of G P Singh reads that the diary and papers used in registering the case are age-old and were found from a nullah by the police. The people involved in the raid had brought these papers and diary with them during the raid. The diary, which is being considered as one of the proofs by the ACB and the Police, was found in wet condition. Police dried up the wet diary and then filed the case on the basis of information written in the diary. However, the words in the diary were so blurry that it was difficult to understand what was written.
It is my habit to write a diary. The petitioner said that it has been his habit to write in the diary. The petitioner argued that a person’s diary cannot reflect his or her character. If G P Singh writes the diary and shares some information/act in it, it does not mean he is responsible or he is involved in the same. A person can write his or her feelings in the diary, the petition said. It is not justified to register the case against someone on the basis of information in the diary in maliciousness.
Harassment by Government The petitioner claimed that some leaders and officers, who have greater influence in government, have made him a scapegoat.
Demanding a CBI probe in the case filed against him, Singh said that the action taken against him was the outcome of his denial to cooperate with those people who wanted him to favour them in the illegal act.
Some officials had even threatened him after he denied doing illegal work and as a result, they used ACB and EOW to conduct raid on the charge of disproportionate assets, Singh said in the petition. When this trick did not work, a sedition case was filed against him unlawfully, said the petitioner. Petition in a lower court for anticipatory bail The IPS Officer has filed a petition in a Raipur court for anticipatory bail in the case registered against him in the ACB and City Kotwali. Even as the threat of arrest in a disproportionate asset case is less, the sedition charge may create trouble for GP Singh.