The application said that the arrest of Saini on the night of August 18 cannot be termed as illegal custody. Saini was arrested under FIR No. 11 and produced before the High Court the next day before the District Court in Mohali.
Terming the arrest of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini on the night of August 18 in the disproportionate assets case as illegal custody, the Vigilance sought to withdraw the order of the Punjab-Haryana High Court to release him late on August 19. has filed. The High Court will now hear this petition on Tuesday. On the other hand, Saini has demanded an early hearing on the petition related to the relief given to him in the FIR case during his entire service period.
Punjab Vigilance said that the High Court had on August 12 granted interim bail to Sumedh Singh Saini and ordered him to join the investigation within 7 days. On the last day under the order of Saini High Court and he too had come to join the investigation at 8 pm. In this way, Saini did not properly follow the order of the High Court.
Vigilance said that Saini was arrested on the night of August 18, not in FIR No. 13 but in FIR No. 11, in which he was not granted bail by the High Court. The Vigilance said that the arrest of Saini was declared illegal custody by the High Court on August 19, saying that he was arrested in violation of the orders of October 11, 2018, and September 23, 2020, which is not correct.
The application said that the arrest of Saini on the night of August 18 cannot be termed as illegal custody. Saini was arrested under FIR No. 11 and produced before the High Court the next day before the District Court in Mohali. He was not remanded by the Mohali court.
Therefore, in the case of Saini, the orders given by the High Court on August 19 late at night are not correct. On August 19, the court had given its verdict ignoring several arguments. In such a situation, that order should be withdrawn and the order of interim bail granted to Saini should also be withdrawn.