The term of Amarnath Varma judicial commission, probing the corruption allegations against former authority chief engineer Yadav Singh, has been extended for six months.
The commission will continue its work till February 10, 2016. The UP government has communicated this to the Noida authority. The six-month term of commission, who is camping in Noida since August 3, was to end on August 10.
The commission will stay in Noida till August 9, Varma said.
The UP government has opposed the CBI probe and instead wanted the judicial commission and the economic offences wing (EOW) to probe this high-profile case.
The UP government on Wednesday also constituted a special investigation cell (SIC) to probe the case. Now multiple government agencies -- the CBI, the EOW, the judicial commission and the SIC -- are probing the case.
After the CBI registered two FIRs against Yadav Singh and other associates on Tuesday, the government directed the Noida authority to lodge an FIR under IPC Section 409 (breach of trust by a government official) against Yadav Singh.
“We have lodged an FIR against Yadav Singh after the Noida authority sent us a letter regarding the same. In the letter, the authority said the judicial commission, in its interim report to the government, has recommended an FIR against Yadav Singh,” said Amarnath Yadav, station house officer (SHO) of Sector 20 police station.
However, Varma denied sending an interim report. “Judicial commission, according to law, cannot send an interim report to the government. We will only send a complete report,” he said.
The government has also asked the EOW to probe the economic side of the Yadav Singh case. It also asked the EOW to report to the judicial commission.
“But the EOW never has reported to me. I have never met any EOW official nor did they communicate with me on any issue related to the Yadav Singh case. Since I do not have any communication with the EOW and I am not aware if they have sent a report to the UP government,” Varma said.