CBI arrests suspended Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh in graft case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 19:15 IST
Yadav Singh, former Noida chief engineer, who was removed over corruption allegations. (HT File Photo)

The CBI on Wednesday arrested former Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh in connection with a corruption case.

The CBI has been probing corruption allegations against the tainted engineer and his family members since August 4, 2015 following an order of the Allahabad high court.

The CBI had in August 2015 lodged an FIR against Singh over allegations of corruption in allotting the Rs 954.38-crore project to private agencies in December 2011.

Another FIR against Singh and his family pertains to allegations of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

On July 16, the Allahabad high court ordered a CBI investigation into the corruption allegations against Yadav Singh. The order was issued on a petition filed by Lucknow-based social activist Nutan Thakur.

Interestingly, a team of CBI officials dug deep and unearthed cables to ascertain if Singh had indeed executed the electricity project.

Officials from the Noida authority said under the project, the authority had shifted overhead electricity cables along Udyog Marg underground between 2009 and 2011. Yadav Singh, who was then the chief engineer, had monitored the work.


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