Singh''s resignation will not affect 2G scam probe: CBI

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) CBI today said there will not beany effect on the investigations into the 2G spectrumallocation scam following the resignation of Y P Singh, whowas incharge of the probe, to take up his new assignment inInternational Cricket Council.

"There won''t be any effect on the probe as CBI has amulti-layered monitoring mechanism of every case," a CBIspokesperson said.

Singh, a 1981 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre,has sought voluntary retirement to take up his new assignmentin the international cricket body''s Anti-Corruption andSecurity Unit (ACSU).

Singh, who was Joint Director in the country''s premierinvestigating agency, has led probes in various key cases.

Sources said the agency may take 3 months'' time to accepthis resignation and complete paperwork considering the factthat the probe into 2G spectrum scam has to be completed and achargesheeted filed before the Supreme Court by March 31.

The ACSU deals with matters of corruption ininternational cricket events.

Before Singh, Ravi Sawani, a 1977 batch IPS officer ofTamil Nadu cadre, also resigned to joined ICC. Sawani hadserved in CBI and had spearheaded the probe into thematch-fixing scam which rocked Indian cricket in 2000.

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