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New Delhi: Delhi government’s ex-principal secretary Sanjay Pratap Singh has been accused of accumulating disproportionate assets worth Rs 6.14 crore. The CBI filed a case against him on Wednesday, officials said.

Singh, a 1984 batch Indian Administration Service (IAS) officer, has been booked on charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

“Sanjay Pratap Singh has been booked for possession of alleged disproportionate assets of Rs 6.14 crore. He was earlier arrested on December 8 in a bribery case,” said a CBI official.

Singh, a former principal secretary in the department of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities under the city government, and his personal assistant was arrested on December 8 in a case of bribery of Rs 2.2 lakh.

A case was registered on a complaint by a businessman, whose firm supplies peons, security guards and other staff for sundry works to various agencies.

The businessman accused Singh of demanding Rs 2.2 lakh through his personal assistant to clear pending bills for services rendered by the company.

The CBI raided Singh’s residence and recovered documents pertaining to ownership of eight properties in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), including three properties in Noida, two in Greater Noida, two in Gurgaon and booking of one floor at Safdurjung Enclave in Delhi.

A CBI official said these properties were in the name of Singh and his wife.

At least 31 gold bars, cash amounting to Rs 36.1 lakh, $5,279, and 1,230 pounds as well as 100-gram gold coins and 5 kg silver utensils were also recovered from Singh’s lockers.

“Bank balance of Rs 2 crore in 22 accounts maintained by him and his family members and investment of Rs 2 crore in fixed deposits and personal provident fund (PPF) accounts and tax-free bonds were also found during searches,” the official said.(IANS)

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Delhi Court grants Bail to Former Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar in Rape Case

He was booked under Sections 376 (committing rape) and 328 (causing hurt with poison, with an intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code

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New Delhi, November 8, 2016: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to former Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, who was arrested on the charge of rape.

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry granted bail to Kumar, who was sacked from the Aam Aadmi Party government after the case came to light.

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The former Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister, who was also suspended from the AAP, was arrested on September 3 on a complaint filed with the Sultanpuri police station in north Delhi by a woman who figured in a sex video with him.

He was booked under Sections 376 (committing rape) and 328 (causing hurt with poison, with an intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code.

The AAP legislator was also charged under Section 67-A (publishing or transmitting material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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The woman said in her complaint that she was sexually harassed by Kumar at his office-cum-residence in the Sultanpuri area where she had gone to get her ration card made.

In his bail plea, Kumar said he was in custody for nearly two months whereas the case probe is still incomplete.

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He said his conduct since the registration of a first information report had been good and unquestionable and he had himself surrendered before the police.

The Delhi Police, while opposing the bail plea, told the court he can try to influence witnesses and the complainant if released on bail. (IANS)

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