Published On: Wed, Oct 25th, 2017

ED seeks judicial custody of ex-Noida Authority chief engineer

Lucknow: The Enforcement Directorate today moved a special court here seeking judicial custody of former Noida Authority chief engineer Yadav Singh in connection with its probe in a money laundering case against him.

Suspended Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh

Suspended Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh

The move comes after the Supreme Court earlier in the day granted bail to Singh, who has been chargesheeted by the ED in the case.

The relief was granted to Singh after his counsel said that the accused was entitled to statutory bail since the charge sheet was not filed by the ED within the stipulated period from the date of his arrest.

The ED and CBI have filed several cases against Singh.

The ED moved a fresh application before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Lucknow for judicial custody of Singh, officials said.

The custody has been sought on the basis of a CBI case against Yadav for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

In 2015, the ED had slapped money laundering charges against Singh, who was engineer-in-chief of the Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, on the basis of an FIR lodged by the CBI.

Earlier, the Income Tax department had said raids in November 2014 had revealed that Singh’s assets were hugely disproportionate to his income, following which he was suspended from the Uttar Pradesh government.

PTI

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