Uttar Pradesh’s chief secretary A.K. Gupta, facing contempt charges in the Supreme Court in connection with the Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) parks and memorials, seems to have been left unscathed in the Noida land scam.
While the state government chargesheeted four IAS officers, including a retired one, action against Gupta seems unlikely.
Sources said this was because the “chief secretary has replied to the queries”.
The state had suspended the four IAS officers on August 10, accusing them of irregularities in land allotment to some hotels during Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s chief ministership in 2006, which caused the loss of Rs 4,721.14 crore to the state.