New Delhi, Jan 18(Agencies): Suspended IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh accused of passing official information from the Ministry of Home Affairs to unauthorised persons on Friday withdrew his bail application from the Delhi High Court after the city police filed a charge sheet in the case.

 Justice Hima Kohli,who was to resume hearing Singh's bail plea was informed that the   accused wanted to withdraw his application as he did not want it to be decided on merit.

 The court allowed Singh's counsel to withdraw theapplication.

Singh,who is in jail since his arrest on November 23,would had got the bail on statutory      ground if the chargesheet was   not filed within the stipulated 60 days.

 However,Special Cell of Delhi Police,probing the case filed the charge sheet
 on January 23,on the 60th day,rendering Singh ineligible for the bail.
 
 Police have recently got the nod to file the charge sheet against the IAS officer and co-accused Vineet Kumar (CMD of Kolkata-based Temptation Food Pvt Ltd).

 The 2,343-page charge sheet, sought their prosecution under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with criminal conspiracy,destruction of evidence and bribing a government official.
    
The charge sheet contained transcripts of the recorded conversations of Singh and co-accused Kumar,police said.
    
The voice samples of the accused duo taken during the probe have matched with that of taped conversations at the forensic laboratory,they said.

 The police in -charge sheet have named 45 people as witnesses to prove their charges against the accused.
    
The chargesheet claimed that as many as 12,000 calls of the accused were intercepted and the IAS officer was using code words like "software" for flesh trade and "hardware" for accommodation which he sought as benefits for the works performed.
    
Singh,the then Director Internal Security in the MHA along with Kumar who was allegedly acting as a middleman for him was arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell.

Instead of government accommodation, Singh had chosen to stay in a private guest house and the monthly rent of Rs 50,000 was being paid by Kumar's company since his deputation  to New Delhi from Kolkata in January this year.