Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

High court stays ex-IAS officer’s arrest


LUCKNOW : The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday asked the Unnao police not to arrest former IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh for the time being in the criminal case lodged over his tweets on the dead bodies floating in the Ganga.

The court’s Lucknow bench of justices Ramesh Sinha and Jaspreet Singh gave relief to the retired officer on his plea challengin­g the registrati­on of the FIR against him over his tweets. While staying the arrest till completion of the probe into the case, the bench also sought the state government’s stand on Singh’s plea for quashing the FIR by the next date of hearing.

Singh had challenged the FIR lodged in Unnao for his tweet on May 13 over the alleged disposal of dead bodies in the Ganga.

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