Third FIR filed against Yadav Singh, Noida’s ex-chief engineer
Singh has already been chargesheeted in two cases and is presently lodged in judicial custody at Dasna jail in Ghaziabadnoida Updated: Jan 19, 2018 22:18 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a third case against Yadav Sigh, the former chief maintenance engineer of the Noida authority. In two of the previous cases lodged, Singh has already been chargesheeted and is presently lodged in judicial custody at Dasna jail in Ghaziabad.
In the third case on January 17, the CBI named Singh, Javed Ahmed, the proprietor of Gul Engineers Company, Sai Raju, Manish Kumar and Prem Pradeep, all directors of SMP Technology, Kumar Saurav, a director of Abu Infracon, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, the proprietor of Sanjay Electricals and Sanjay Kumar Sharma, the proprietor of Shakambhari Projects, as accused.
The FIR also mentioned unknown officials of the Noida authority and private persons.
The case was lodged under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC sections of criminal conspiracy.
“This case was registered on the basis of the findings of a preliminary inquiry and the basis of inputs received from investigations in two cases against Yadav Singh,” a CBI spokesperson said.
The two previous cases were lodged against Singh and others on July 30, 2015, in compliance with orders issued by the Allahabad high court’s Lucknow Bench on July 16, 2015. Singh was arrested in February 2016.
According to the FIR, it is alleged that five companies/firms of associates and friends of Singh were allegedly favoured by him, in a conspiracy with officials of the Noida authority and private persons, in getting several contracts in Noida, in gross violation of norms and procedures.
In the FIR, the CBI alleged that M/s Gul Engineers Co did not fulfil the eligibility criteria in terms of work experience but was found to be engaged in cartelisation of the bidders. It is alleged that Singh had favoured the firm by awarding 31 contracts of electrical works amounting to Rs37.99 crore from 2007-2012. Its proprietor, Javed Ahmad, is stated to be a friend of Singh’s.
In connection with M/s SMP Technology Pvt Ltd, it is alleged that Singh awarded five projects of computerised water billing in Noida to the company. It is stated that the directors of the company were classmates of Singh’s son.
It is also alleged that the company had hired premises in Sector 63 belonging to M/s Kusum Garments Pvt Ltd, a company of Kusum Lata, wife of Yadav Singh. Lata was also chargesheeted in the previous two cases but has failed to appear before the CBI court in Ghaziabad. The court has proceeded with the attachment of her property after issuing non-bailable warrants.
The FIR also alleges that 16 projects of water, electrical and maintenance works were awarded to M/s Abu Infracon Pvt Ltd from 2011 to 2014. It is alleged that Yadav allegedly misused his official position for awarding contracts in violation of norms.
It is also alleged that Singh allegedly misused his official position and flouted tender norms in awarding 37 electrical projects to M/s Sanjay Electricals.
In the FIR, it has been alleged that M/s Shakambhari Projects, Ranchi, was awarded one project in 2014 for cleaning drains on the Noida expressway, allegedly in violation of norms.
“The agency is conducting searches at eight places including Delhi, Noida and Ranchi. The investigation is continuing in the case,” the spokesperson said.