In a single week, two IAS officers from Bihar, Jharkhand face the heat from central agencies
With the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) stepping up the warmth in opposition to two IAS officers one every from Bihar and Jharkhand the final one week has been extra than simply eventful for the elite civil service in these two states. Although the 2 instances are unrela
With the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) stepping up the warmth in opposition to two IAS officers one every from Bihar and Jharkhand the final one week has been extra than simply eventful for the elite civil service in these two states. Although the 2 instances are unrelated, the crackdown from the 2 central businesses has despatched a shiver down the spines of babus who dont have a clear slate of their careers.
The central businesses’ first swoop began on Tuesday, when ED sleuths connected movable and immovable property belonging to IAS officer Pradeep Kumar. The 1991 batch IAS officer, posted because the commissioner of Santhal Pargana division in Jharkhand, had moved out of the Bihar cadre after states bifurcation in November 2000.
The connected immovable property of Pradeep Kumar embrace one flat every in Ranchi and Calcutta, two homes in Udaipur in Rajasthan, and a plot of land in Karnataka. Although the e book worth of all of the property is pegged at round Rs 1.eight crore, their market worth, particularly of assorted properties, is believed to be over Rs 10 crore.
Accused of accumulating property disproportionate to his earnings, the Jharkhand cadre IAS officer has already been charge-sheeted by the CBI within the Nationwide Rural Well being Mission rip-off, which concerned buy of cellular clinics utilizing doubtful hyperlinks. The chargesheet pertains to his tenure as Jharkhand well being secretary within the mid-2000s.
The ED can be probing Kumar for alleged money-laundering.
The second elite service babu who confronted the warmth this week was Bihar Cadre IAS officer Kanwal Tanuj.
Having earlier registered a case in opposition to him in reference to alleged irregularities in awarding compensation in opposition to land acquisition for an influence plant in Bihar, the CBI on Friday raided Tanuj’s official residence. The 2005 batch IAS officer is at present posted as a District Justice of the Peace in Bihars Aurangabad district.
By the way, the CBI had registered a case in opposition to Tanuj on February 20, the day when the ED had connected Pradeep Kumar’s properties.
Tanuj has been accused of getting advisable a cost of Rs 2.07 crore as compensation to a pretend beneficiary in lieu of land given to the facility plant. As soon as the cash was transferred to the pretend beneficiarys account, Tanuj allegedly withdrew the quantity in connivance with C Shiv Kumar, CEO of Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Firm Ltd (BRBCL), a subsidiary of NTPC BRBCL. The facility plant is being in-built Nabinagar, some 140 km south of Patna.
The district Justice of the Peace has been alleged to have illegally acquired about 7 acres of land from one Gopal Prasad Singh, who’s lifeless however was proven because the landowner within the authorities information. The BRBCL paid Rs 2.07 crore as compensation in lieu of the acquisition of land in Could final yr. The cash was transferred to Singh’s account and was subsequently withdrawn.
BOOKED FOR CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, CHEATING
Each Tanuj and Shiv Kumar have been booked for legal conspiracy, dishonest, forgery, use of cast paperwork and legal misconduct by public servants. Based on the eight- web page CBI FIR, the Nabinagar circle officer had, as directed by Tanuj, knowledgeable the BRBCL that 6.545 acres had been earmarked/acquired for the mission. The circle officer directed the BRBCL to buy the land from the proprietor Singh and added that one other .905 acres of presidency land was being transferred to the BRBCL for the NTPC plant.
The FIR additionally mentions that when BRBCL officers visited the positioning on April 11-12 final yr for possession of the land, the “claimant Gopal Prasad Singh ” allegedly couldn’t establish his personal land. The FIR additional alleges that despite this, DM Tanuj suggested BRBCL to pay compensation to Singh inside 48 hours. C Shiv Kumar, CEO BRBCL Nabinagar, subsequently made the cost of Rs 2,07,84,583 to Singh.
Final yr too, one other Bihar Cadre IAS officer Sudhir Kumar was arrested in February 2017 after a particular Investigation Crew probing paper leak rip-off picked him for allegedly leaking the query paper and reply keys to assist his relations within the clerical intermediate grade examination.
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