Additional district and sessions judge KK Kareer on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker Manpreet Singh who was booked for sending mails from a fake email ID of party’s central observer Roopinder Dhaliwal.
The Chandigarh police had booked Manpreet, a 45-Sector resident, on a complaint filed by the AAP accusing him of creating a fake mail identity of Roopinder Dhaliwal and sending emails to the high command in New Delhi claiming the latter was resigning from the party.
The court, however, allowed anticipatory bail to Manpreet’s father-in-law Karamjit Singh, a co-accused in the case.
In the complaint AAP had alleged that they were getting misleading and malicious mails from email ID, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the resignation mail was sent to the party’s national leaders Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia besides state committee and Chandigarh AAP candidate Gul Panag.
Investigations had revealed that the fake email id was created by Manpreet Singh from a computer at the house of his father-in-law Karamjit Singh. Manpreet had been staying at his father-in-law’s house for last one year.
Manpreet also used the office computer for sending the emails from the fake id and has reportedly confessed to have created a fake email id from the workstation allotted to him by GCS Computer Tech Pvt Ltd Chandigarh where he is working.
The police claimed that the accused had not been cooperating during the investigations and he has not handed over the computer/hardware used for creating the fake email ID. The accused to be further interrogated as some emails are found to have been sent from abroad which must have been sent by some of his accomplices, the police added.