Published On: Wed, Feb 3rd, 2016

CBI arrests suspended Noida Authority engineer Yadav Singh

New Delhi: Suspended Noida Authority engineer Yadav Singh was today arrested by CBI in connection with a corruption case.

Suspended Noida Authority engineer Yadav Singh

Suspended Noida Authority engineer Yadav Singh

He was arrested after a detailed questioning regarding his business links, beneficiaries who were allegedly involved in bribery. Singh was grilled on various aspects of the case, projects handled by him and was confronted with related documents, sources said.

Singh was evasive during examination and could not explain some new evidence presented before him by the agency, they said.

He is facing two separate CBI cases – amassing disproportionate assets and high-level corruption in awarding contracts.

CBI Press Information Officer R K Gaur said Singh was arrested in an ongoing investigation in a case of alleged corruption.

The sources said cases have been registered on the direction of Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court to conduct an investigation into allegations of corruption and amassing of unaccounted money by the accused in regard to all transactions, persons and entities connected thereto.

They said the case relates to allegations of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against Singh.
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CBI sources said the agency is probing alleged corruption in the laying of the underground cable contract worth Rs 92 crore in which rules and regulations were not followed by Singh, who was the Chief Engineer of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway, while awarding them.

The sources said it has emerged during the probe that the contract was signed in December 2011, but work had already been started by beneficiary companies in September that year and almost completed 60 per cent of the work when the contract was finally given.

They said the contract worth Rs 21.90 crore was allegedly given to JSPL constructions while another company Tirupati Constructions was given work worth Rs 25.50 crore.

The sources said another company NKG Infrastructure was allegedly given work of about 34.87 crore without any tender by Singh.

It is further alleged that Singh, as Chief Engineer, signed around 1,280 contracts amounting to Rs 950 crore in a span of eight days during November 2014.

Uttar Pradesh Police had also lodged a case against Singh but later filed a closure report.

“The allegations levelled in the FIR were that the then Chief Engineer…Entered into criminal conspiracy with unknown private persons/firms and awarded various contracts without following the laid down procedures and thereby caused undue pecuniary gains to the tune of crores of rupees to private firms and to himself.

“After investigation, the local police submitted closure report which was accepted on 27.04.2014 by the Court of Special Judge, Gautam Budha Nagar (UP),” CBI has said in a statement after registering the FIR


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