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Dr. Vijay Singla is currently lodged in Ropar Jail. – file photo
Punjab’s sacked health minister Dr. Vijay Singla has got regular bail. The High Court has granted him bail. In the High Court, Singla’s counsel argued that no recovery has been made from him. At the same time, Singla has given a voice sample for the call recording in which his voice is being told. For this reason the government did not protest.
In the last hearing, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had strongly reprimanded the government. Singla’s counsel had submitted that neither the money was recovered from him nor there was any clear evidence of his voice in the recording. On this, the public prosecutor could not clarify whether he was opposing the bail or not. The High Court had reserved the decision on bail while ordering him to ask the government.
High Court refused to hear the argument of the investigating officer
In the last hearing on the bail plea of Dr. Vijay Singla, the High Court had given time to the public prosecutor. Even then, the public prosecutor was not clear on whether he opposed the bail or not. The High Court had asked its senior i.e. the government to inquire about it. However, he took the investigating officer of the case to the High Court. After the rebuke of the High Court, the public prosecutor has sought more time.
Singla was dismissed in 1% commission case
Singla became the Health Minister after the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab. However, suddenly CM Bhagwant Mann dismissed him. There were allegations against him that he had asked for 1% commission in every work of the health department. However, Singla argues that there was neither any recovery from him nor did he ask for any money from anyone. He has also given his voice sample for investigation. CM Mann claimed to have recorded Singla’s demand for money and confessed to his mistake.