Suspended ADG IPS Officer G P Singh was questioned for five hours in the office of State Economic Offences Investigation and Anti-Corruption Bureau (SEOIACB) in a corruption case on Wednesday. G P Singh had obtained an interim relief from the Supreme Court a few days back. The suspended ADG reached the ACB office after three notices were served on him.
In the meantime, sources claimed that Singh had turned up at the office of the SEOIACB to submit the order copy of the Supreme Court that granted him relief as well as record his statement.
According to the case, the SEOIACB had registered the first information report against the 1994-batch IPS officer under the Prevention of Corruption Act on June 29 on the basis of findings of the preliminary inquiry into complaints alleging the IPS Officer of amassing disproportionate assets worth crores. Worthwhile to mention, search operations were conducted at around 15 locations linked to the IPS Officer between July 1 and July 3. The anti-corruption agency claimed to have surfaced movable and immovable assets worth about Rs 10 crore. A diary dumped outside the residence of Singh was recovered and this diary was said to have carried vital information about Singh on the basis of which he was booked. It was also said that conspiracy against the state government was mentioned in the diary which led to the book Singh in sedition charge.
Later, police had registered a case on charges of sedition against G P Singh who was suspended on July 5. A case against IPS Officer G P Singh was registered with Supela police in Durg district under Sections 388 on the basis of a complaint. A probe was also launched against Singh.
It was said that G P Singh was questioned by one inspector and one DSP in the presence of a lawyer. Singh had reached the office of ACB around 1 pm on Wednesday.