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Tripura PWD scam: Court transit remand for ex-chief secy YP Singh

Tripura PWD scam: Court transit remand for ex-chief secy YP Singh
Former Tripura chief secretary Yash Pal Singh (middle) in Ghaziabad’s Kavi Nagar police station.
AGARTALA, FEB 18 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 2/18/2020 10:23:32 AM IST

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of a Ghaziabad court has allowed the transit remand of former Tripura chief secretary Yash Pal Singh on Tuesday, police sources informed EastMojo.

The court after hearing the case of Singh, who was arrested in connection with the alleged PWD scam that took place during the Left Front government in 2008-2009 financial year, allowed the transit remand later in the afternoon.

“Singh was detained from IRS Apartments in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad on Monday and brought to Indirapuram police station for verification. After doing all the formalities, he was arrested and kept in Kavi Nagar police station,” the police source said.

A team of Tripura police led by Ajay Kumar Das, deputy superintendent, crime branch, arrested the former chief secretary 128 days after being booked in the multi-crore PWD scam on Monday. Singh was absconding since October 13 after being booked in the West Agartala police station. Singh served as the chief secretary in Tripura during the previous Left Front government and was booked along with former PWD minister Badal Choudhury and former chief engineer Sunil Bhowmik by the crime branch on October 13 last year.

Both the former minister and former chief engineer were arrested but are currently on bail after remaining in judicial custody for more than 87 days.

Tripura police could not arrest Singh even after making several attempts and were trying to search his Delhi house on several occasions. The police have failed to file the chargesheet till date as Singh was not arrested and was suspected to be a “big fish” in the PWD scam and irregularities reported in the expense of the works done during 2008-09 financial year.

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