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ED may step up action against Yadav Singh

The Enforcement Directorate may turn up the heat on former Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh very soon. 

The Central investigating agency is all set to attach Singh’s assets for alleged corruption and amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

ED sources told Millennium Post that the CBI and Income Tax Departments are investigating the matter and the inputs that they have shared with us establish the proceed of crime. 

The probing agency was ascertaining Singh’s movable and immovable assets in different states for attachment under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), and his assets would be attached soon, sources further said.

“We have already filed two ECIRs in the case and based on that, investigation is underway. Some important inputs from CBI and IT will establish further proceeding,” said an ED official.

Enforcement Directorate earlier, slapped money laundering charges in two separate cases against the former Chief Engineer. 

The probe agency based its PMLA FIRs on two complaints filed by CBI against Singh in August this year.

ED official said the allegations levelled against the then chief engineer, Noida, Greater Noida and the Yamuna Expressway authorities that he entered into a criminal conspiracy with unknown private persons/firms and awarded various contracts without following the laid-down procedures and caused undue pecuniary gains to the tune of crores of rupees to private firms and to himself.

The probe agency registered a case against Singh on the allegations of passing engineering works 
between December 14, 2011, and December 23, 2011, in which agreement bonds of Rs 954.38 crore were executed by the Engineering Department of Noida (UP).

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