A former Assistant Project Engineer of Noida was today arrested by the CBI in connection with a corruption case, involving suspended Chief Engineer Yadav Singh, after he failed to appear before a Ghaziabad court.
J P Singh, the then Assistant Project Engineer, who has been named in the charge sheet by the agency was taken into custody after he did not appear before the court in Ghaziabad despite summons served on him, sources said. A special CBI court had issued non-bailable warrant against him.
The CBI team executed the non-bailable warrant today apprehending J P Singh from Jasola village in Noida and producing him before the court, they said. The agency had filed charge sheet against Yadav Singh, his wife Kusumlata and colleagues in March. Keeping the option for further probe open, CBI had said investigation into 1,280 contract bonds amounting to Rs 959 crore signed during Saingh's tenure at Noida was still going on.
Besides Singh and his wife, CBI had also named in the charge sheet Project Engineer (PE) Ramendra Singh, APEs Devi Ram Arya and J P Singh, JEs Rajeev Kumar, RD Sharma and Om Pal Singh, company Tirupati Constructions and its Managing Partner V K Goel, JSP Construction and its partner Pankaj Jain, NKG Infrastructure and its Managing Director Pradeep Garg.
Yadav Singh was arrested on February 3 last year while Ramendra on December 19. The agency has charged them with criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under various sections of IPC, besides abuse of official position and bribery under Prevention of Corruption Act.
They said the charge sheet was filed in connection with alleged corruption in laying of underground electric cable in Udyog Marg and MP-1 Marg in Noida.