Court refuses bail to cop

Nirnimesh Kumar

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has refused to grant anticipatory bail to a Delhi Police sub-inspector in a corruption case, holding that investigations into the allegations against him are still on.

The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government had registered the case this past month on a complaint by a parking lot contractor in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area. The complainant, Ajit Singh, alleged that Sub-Inspector Sanjiv Mathur used to extort Rs.3,000 every month from him in lieu of allowing him to run the parking lot.

The Anti-Corruption Branch lodged the case when the complainant was able to record his conversation with the police officer while demanding money from him.

The police officer had earlier moved a lower court for anticipatory bail but it rejected his plea.

Sub-Inspector Mathur sought bail submitting that the allegations against him were false as there was no independent evidence against him. Opposing his submission, counsel for the prosecution submitted that the accused was likely to tamper with evidence if he was granted bail as the probe was in the initial stages.

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