The Punjab and Haryana High Court granted bail to former Punjab health minister Vijay Singla
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted bail to former state health minister Dr. Vijay Singla in connection with a corruption case. The bench of Justice Lisa Gill granted him bail in the case wherein he has been accused of “one percent commission” in tenders and purchases by his department.
Before the High Court, the state government submitted that the investigation in the matter was complete, and that Singla had cooperated in the investigation. In view of these submissions, the high court granted bail to Singla. The official order copy is awaited.
Earlier, a court in Mohali had rejected Vijay Singla’s bail plea, thereafter, the former state Health Minister had approached the High Court. He was sacked from the cabinet in connection with these allegations only.
The complaint regarding corruption allegations had reached the CM’s office, pursuant to which, a confidential inquiry was set up in which he was found guilty and thereafter, he was sacked.
The AAP leader was arrested on 24 May by the Punjab Police.