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Punjab ex-official held for misplacing confidential files

Almost six months after the Chandigarh Police registered a case of criminal breach of trust against former deputy secretary of Punjab personnel department Yog Raj Sharma for misplacing 35 confidential official files of nearly 27 IAS and PCS officers facing complaints of corruption and indiscipline, the police arrested him on Friday.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 22, 2014 10:10 IST
HT Correspondent

Almost six months after the Chandigarh Police registered a case of criminal breach of trust against former deputy secretary of Punjab personnel department Yog Raj Sharma for misplacing 35 confidential official files of nearly 27 IAS and PCS officers facing complaints of corruption and indiscipline, the police arrested him on Friday.

Sharma, who retired in 2012, was also booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Giving details, DSP Ashish Kapoor said they acted on the complaint filed by under secretary, department of personal, Punjab, Ravi Kumar. The complaint said during Sharma's tenure, confidential files of Punjab IAS and PCS officers were misplaced and were not traceable.

Kapoor said Sharma had failed to give any satisfied answers to queries regarding missing files. He was arrested from his Sector-21 residence and had been remanded to judicial custody.

The issue was taken up by the SAD-BJP government and they asked the UT police to register a case against Sharma. However, the police dilly dallied and did not register a case and demanded that the Punjab government should give them concrete evidence in the case after holding a preliminary inquiry.

Special secretary, general administration, Bhawna Garg and Punjab IAS officer JPS Puri (retd) were asked to hold a preliminary probe.

Both Garg and Puri in their reports submitted on December 2012 and January 2013 held Sharma guilty of keeping sensitive files under his possession for more than one to two years.