Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

IAS officer Godala Kiran Kumar remanded to jail custody for 14 days

Siliguri: A Siliguri court today remanded IAS officer Godala Kiran Kumar, accused in a Rs 200 crore scam, to 14 days’s jail custody.

IAS officer Godala Kiran Kumar was arrested Wednesday night on graft charges.

IAS officer Godala Kiran Kumar was arrested Wednesday night on graft charges.

Sub-divisional divisional magistrate Debanjan Das remanded to jail custody the IAS officer but allowed CID, which is probing the case, to question him inside the jail, if required.

Government lawyer Dinanath Mahato said Kumar cooperated with CID during interrogation.

Kumar was arrested by CID on July 15 for his alleged involvement in the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) scam.

The court had on July 16 sent him to four-day CID custody.

Kumar was earlier arrested while serving as DM of Malda in connection with the scam in which he allegedly siphoned off funds when he was the CEO of SJDA.

The 2005-batch IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh was named in eight FIRs, of which four were lodged by Sharad Dwivedi who succeeded him as SJDA CEO.

The other cases were lodged by an SJDA engineer.

The alleged financial irregularities at SJDA surfaced after North Bengal Development Minister Gautam Deb became SJDA Chairman in 2013.

PTI

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