CBI Files Two Cases against 'Corruption King' Yadav Singh
NEW DELHI: The CBI has registered two separate cases against the then Chief Engineer NOIDA, Greater NOIDA and Yamuna Expressway, Yadav Singh and his family members for alleged corruption and amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Singh, who has been on the run ever since his name figured in the case, had allegedly amassed assets worth over `1,000 crore.
The agency will also probe the nexus between Noida-based builders, Uttar Pradesh politicians and Singh.
The agency has registered two separate cases against Singh, who was engineer-in-chief Noida Authority, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, and others, including his family members and associates.
On July 16, the Allahabad High Court had directed the CBI to conduct an investigation into the corruption charges and amassing of unaccounted money by the accused with regard to all the transactions, persons and entities connected thereto.
The first case has been registered against Singh, his wife Kusum Lata, his daughter Garima Bhushan and his son Sunny Yadav and his business partner Rajender Minocha.
"It was alleged that Singh and his family members and partners amassed huge movable and immovable assets during 2009-2014 which were disproportionate to his known sources of income," the officer said.
The CBI said that in November, several incriminating documents and the Income Tax returns were allegedly recovered during searches conducted by Income Tax Department on Singh's premises.
The scrutiny of these I-T returns and other related records allegedly revealed that during the 2009-2014, the total likely savings of the family of Singh was `1.70 crore whereas he and his family members were in possession of immovable property worth `3.60 crore.
"Besides, an amount of `10 crore was allegedly recovered from one of his associates -- Rajender Minocha - which also reportedly belonged to the then Chief Engineer," said the officer.
The second case has been registered against Singh and other unknown persons of Noida Authority, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority for corruption and cheating cases.
The agency had conducted searches at 16 places, including Agra, Lucknow and Ferozabad and sealed Singh's bungalow at sector 51 in Noida.
A CBI team also conducted searches at residence of 2001 batch IAS officer Shashi Bhusan Lal Susheel, son-in-law of Singh.
Interestingly, the IAS officer was arrested in October 2012 at Charbagh railway station in Lucknow in a molestation case of young IT professional in the Delhi-Lucknow mail. The UP government had also suspended Susheel.
The CBI teams have conducted searches at 13 places in Nodia, including offices of Noida Authority, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, Singh's business partner Rajender Minocha's company, Macons Infra Private Limited and Singh's wife Kusum Lata's company, Menu Creations.
"Incriminating documents, including details of shell companies, bank accounts, financial transactions and some important official files relating to the cases against Singh and others have been recovered during today's(Tuesday) searches," said a senior CBI officer.
Earlier, Express had reported that Singh could be a front for other money launderers and political heavyweights in the state.
The man, whom his colleagues describe as soft-spoken and humble, has been dubbed as India's most corrupt government servant by the enforcement agencies.