The Noida authority investigation committee cleared Yadav Singh, former chief engineer, of corruption in execution of government projects, officials said.
Instead it found Singh’s associates, Pradip Sharma (accountant) and Ramendra Singh (assistant project engineer), guilty of corruption. It has served chargesheet against the duo and has asked them to reply by April 7.
"Considering their admission before the Income Tax team that they took bribes to allot government projects, we chargesheeted them. We have found no evidence against Yadav Singh. But if we find any proof against Yadav in a further probe, we will act accordingly," said a senior Noida authority official.
The investigation team reportedly got letters from the Income Tax department detailing their admission of taking bribes.
Rama Raman, chairman of the Noida body, formed the investigation committee to look into corruption charges leveled against the former chief engineer and his adies following income tax raids last year.
“The Noida authority committee has tried to protect Yadav Singh. My simple question is when his two associates, who have worked under him for last 25 years, take commission for allotting government project how can he be given a clean chit?” said Nutan Thakur a social activist.