Former UP Chief Secretary arrested in disproportionate assets case

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New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary A P Singh was today arrested by the CBI here for allegedly not cooperating in investigations into a disproportionate assets case running into hundreds of crores.

Tampering of evidence, influencing witnesses, forging of documents and laundering of money were other charges under which Singh was arrested, said the CBI spokesman here.

''Investigations led to the unearthing of 84 immovable properties in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Bahraich and Nainital ever since an FIR was registered against him in March 2005, besides over 100 bank accounts with huge deposits and investment in shares, debentures and luxury vehicles.'' Several cases related to forging documents to open accounts in the name of his father, transferring properties in his daughters' name, forging signatures to acquire and purchase assets have been found from his possession, he added.

The accused, who retired in 2003, while working as Chief Secretary had amassed huge assets much beyond his known sources of income.

After the CBI registered a case against him, Singh had filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court seeking directions to the CBI against his impending arrest, which was, however, rejected.


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