SIT urges Supreme Court to CBI probe into Yadav Singh case

New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has urged the Supreme Court to order CBI probe into the case of alleged disproportionate assets of the suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh.

Yadav Singh, former Engineer-in-Chief of Noida Authority
Yadav Singh, former Engineer-in-Chief of Noida Authority

In its third status report, submitted before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the SIT headed by Justices M B Shah and Arijit Pasayat also indirectly accused the Akhilesh Yadav-led government for not taking appropriate action against Singh.

“Despite repeated reminders Uttar Pradesh government did not appropriate criminal case against Yadav Singh, CEO, Noida Authority even though a large amount of unaccounted money was found from his possession. No criminal action under prevention of corruption is being taken,” the report said.

“Suggestion was made to the CBI to hold the investigation but it was pointed out that without authorisation by the UP government, it would be difficult for the agency to carry out the investigation. Hence appropriate direction is required from the court”, the report further said.

IT sleuths had recovered diamonds estimated to be worth Rs 100 crore, two kg of gold and Rs 10 crore cash from Singh’s residences in November 2014.

They had also simultaneously raided about two dozen locations related to Singh in NCR and claimed to have unveiled a web of shell companies floated by the engineer ‘in fake names’.

The SIT, according to sources, had taken this case of alleged tax evasion seriously and it suspects generation of a huge amount of illegal funds here.

The I-T department has already seized huge amounts of cash and is in the process of scrutinising documents of real estate projects executed by Yadav in the National Capital Region.

Moreover, the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh wing on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Union home minister, the state government and the chief minister, demanding a CBI probe in the case of Yadav Singh.

Inputs with The Mail Today