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Corruption case: SC upholds ex-UP chief secy’s conviction but reduces jail term

Neera Yadav was sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment in 2012 in connection with the irregular allotment of plots in Noida.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2017 12:56 IST
PTI, New Delhi
Neera Yadav,Supreme Court,Uttar Pradesh chief secretary
SC upheld the conviction of Neera Yadav in Noida land allotment scam case. (HT File Photo)

The Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of former UP chief secretary Neera Yadav in a land allotment scam from 1993-95 in Noida but reduced her jail term from three to two years.

A bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi also upheld the conviction of former IAS officer Rajiv Kumar in the case and modified his jail term from three to two years.

The CBI had alleged that Yadav, a 1971 batch IAS officer, was chief executive officer of Noida in 1995 when she violated norms in allotting a prime plot of land to an industrialist.

It was alleged that she entered into a criminal conspiracy with 1983-batch IAS officer, Rajiv Kumar, then deputy chief executive officer, Noida, to change land use of a plot which was earmarked for a guest house and also increased its area in violation of norms.

The probe agency had said that Yadav, during her tenure as Noida CEO, misused her official position as a public servant and got herself allotted a plot in violation of norms.

“The allotment was done despite the fact that the application submitted by her was incomplete in many respects and was submitted after the closing date of the scheme,” CBI had said.

It was also alleged that she got two plots allotted in the names of her two daughters, in violation of the rule that permitted only one plot of land to one family in Noida.

First Published: Aug 02, 2017 11:52 IST