Published On: Fri, Dec 18th, 2015

CBI makes first arrest in Yadav Singh graft case

New Delhi: CBI has taken into custody Assistant Project Engineer, Noida, Ramendra in connection with alleged corruption case involving Noida Chief Engineer Yadav Singh, its first arrest in the high profile graft case.

Former Noida Chief Engineer Yadav Singh

Former Noida Chief Engineer Yadav Singh

CBI sources said the agency has arrested Ramendra, who directly reported to Singh, and allegedly maintained a diary in which meticulous details of the alleged bribe collected from builders and contractors were maintained and how these funds were distributed among officials of Noida.

The sources said he is in four days CBI custody where he is being questioned by the team.

CBI had registered a case against Yadav Singh on allegations of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against him.

There is also a second case of allegedly amassing disproportionate assets.

Ramendra has been arrested in the case of corruption, the sources said.

The sources said Ramendra had also revealed the names of officials who were entrusted with collecting bribe and its distribution through a chain of officials at various levels.

Yadav Singh is believed to have been handling projects worth Rs 8,000 crore in Noida and was also made Chief of the Yamuna Expressway project for a brief period by the state government.


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