CBI raids 14 whereabouts of Yadav Singh, registers 2 cases against him
In a major setback for the suspended Chief Engineer of NOIDA, Greater NOIDA and YEIDA, investigating teams of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday carried out raids at as many as 14 whereabouts in several districts including Noida and Ghaziabad.
The CBI, during the inquiry, also seized his Noida bungalow where the accused used to reside. The action was initiated after registering two cases of corruption and disproportionate assets against the tainted engineer, his family members and associates.
Around 8 am, CBI teams comprising nearly two dozen officials conducted raids at various locations including Singh’s residence in Sector 51 in Noida, <g data-gr-id="39">Vashundhara</g> in Ghaziabad, offices in NOIDA, Greater NOIDA and YEIDA.
The CBI also conducted raids in Agra and Firozabad where Singh has managed to develop a strong base. While conducting <g data-gr-id="45">raid</g> at Singh’s Noida residence, CBI sealed the building and took all necessary files in its possession. CBI officials also searched several departments of all authorities and even asked senior officials about the matter.
According to a source, the CBI teams, that began raiding Yadav Singh’s 14 whereabouts 20 days after the High Court’s orders, have estimated that he has embezzled more than Rs 20,000 crore through several scams in Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Authority, out of which the maximum is black money and allotments. All the documents related to his properties were being taken to the national Capital in a Delhi Police vehicle.
Meanwhile, the CBI on Tuesday informed to register two separate cases against Singh and others including his family members and associates, on the earlier order of Allahabad High Court. The first case has been registered against Singh and his family members/associates under Sections 120-B r/w 109 of IPC and Section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (e) of PC Act alleging that the then chief engineer and his
family members/associates amassed huge movable and immovable assets during 2009-2014 that were disproportionate to his known sources of income.
It was also alleged that in November last year, several incriminating documents and Income Tax Returns were allegedly recovered during searches, conducted by another agency, at several premises of the said accused persons.
Second case has been registered against Singh and other unknown persons under Sections 120-B r/w 409, 420, 466, 467, 469, 471 of IPC and Section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act. Apart from this, the local police had also registered <g data-gr-id="48">a FIR</g> at Sector 39 Police Station in June 2012.
The FIR ended <g data-gr-id="37">in closure</g> and a final report was filed in the trial court by the local police in January 2014.
The allegations levelled in the FIR were that the then chief engineer, NOIDA/Greater NOIDA and YEIDA entered into criminal conspiracy with unknown private persons/firms and awarded various contracts without following the laid down procedures and thereby caused undue pecuniary gain to the tune of crores of rupees to private firms and to himself.
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