Published On: Fri, May 13th, 2016

Retired IAS officer sent to three-day police custody in land deal case

Jaipur: Retired IAS officer G S Sandhu, an accused in 2011 land deal case was today remanded in three-day police custody by a court.

Retired IAS officer G S Sandhu, who was arrested in connection with a case of land deal,  was today remanded to three-day police custody by a court.

Retired IAS officer G S Sandhu, who was arrested in connection with a case of land deal, was today remanded to three-day police custody by a court.

Sandhu had surrendered before the anti corruption bureau yesterday after his anticipatory bail application was rejected by the Supreme Court, sending him to judicial custody.

The court had also directed investigating officer Bajran Singh to appear before the court today with the case diary. The ACB today sought police remand for Sandhu which was granted by the court.

He will be produced in the court on May 16, IG ACB V K Singh said.

Sandhu, who was the Additional Principal Secretary,Urban Development and Housing (UDH) in 2011, was served notices but he did not turn up and got interim bail after which he appeared before the ACB in March.

The case is related to illegal transfer of lease deed of a cooperative land to a private firm in the year 2011. The lease deed was issued by Jaipur Development Authority in 2011 but was cancelled in 2013 after objection came from the company partner Manju on single deed.

The matter was later probed by the ACB which arrested Rajasthan Administrative Service officer Nishkam Diwakar, company owner Shailendra Garg and interrogated former UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal in October last year.

PTI

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