CBI court extends Noida ex-chief engineer’s custody

Ghaziabad, April 29 (IANS) A CBI special court here on Friday extended judicial custody of Noida’s former chief engineer Yadav Singh and his associate Ramendra Singh till June 3 in a case of alleged abuse of official position and corruption and causing loss to the exchequer.

One of the other 12 accused, Vinod Kumar Goyal, surrendered before the special court on Friday. He too was sent to Dasna Jail along with the two main accused people.

Defence lawyer Amit Khemka said: “It was a routine judicial process to present the accused before the court for extension of judicial custody remand.”

He said they have not yet applied for bail.

Yadav Singh was presented before CBI Special Judge G. Sridevi at 11.00 a.m. on Friday.

He was arrested on February 3, 2016, and was in the judicial custody for 86 days. He has been charged with abusing his official position in awarding contracts for laying underground cables worth Rs.92.02 crore and causing loss to the exchequer.

The CBI registered a case on July 30, 2015, against Yadav Singh and other people under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, for corruption in the cable laying contract. The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on July 16, 2015, ordered their prosecution.

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Police had registered a first information report in Noida on June 13, 2012.

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