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Chief Secy approves removal of Tihar Jail's Dy Superintendent

Chief Secy approves   removal of Tihar Jails   Dy Superintendent

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev has approved the removal of Tihar Jail's Deputy Superintendent for allegedly releasing a prisoner without a proper release order, an official statement said on Tuesday. Tihar Jail's Deputy Superintendent Jagdish Singh was removed by "imposing the penalty of compulsory retirement" following an inquiry, the statement said.

"Jagdish Singh, Deputy Superintendent, Central Jail Tihar, was found guilty of assisting illegal meeting of a prisoner with an outsider,

and in another case, he released a prisoner without a proper release order from the

competent court," the statement read.

It said that Dev, who was appointed as the Delhi Chief Secretary in November last

year replacing Anshu Prakash, has emphasised that there will be zero tolerance policy towards corruption and misdemeanour.

A few days ago, a Health Department's store purchase supervisor was also removed on charges of "irregularities" in the purchase of consumables for stores of a state-run hospital. "The serious

charges of financial irregularities and misappropriation of government money to the

tune of Rs 46,64,000 in purchase of consumable items for stores of the hospital," the release noted.

Dev said the anti-corruption drive is being taken as top priority. "Drives are

being conducted in all departments and agencies of the government. Actions are being taken after thorough investigations. Inquiries are being initiated suo motu and also based on complaints," the chief secretary said.

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