SC to hear former IAS officer Neera Yadav over corruption case
New Delhi [India], Jan. 10(ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the case against former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Neera Yadav who was accused of corruption charges and possessing disproportionate assets in which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the prosecuting agency.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Yadav, convicted for land fraud in 2012, surrendered before a CBI court in Ghaziabad.
The court then ordered that Yadav be sent to the Dasna district jail, so she could serve her remaining sentence in the case.
Yadav was sentenced to three years' rigorous imprisonment on November 20, 2012, in connection with the irregular allotment of plots in Noida while serving as the area's chairperson-cum-chief executive officer from 1994 to 1995.
The CBI undertook a probe following a 1998 Supreme Court order on a writ petition filed by the Noida Entrepreneur Association against the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority the previous year.
The CBI investigated nearly 36 cases of irregular allotment or conversion of plots in Noida, and charge-sheeted Yadav as well as the then serving IAS officer Rajiv Kumar in 2002.
Yadav, a 1971 batch IAS officer, became Uttar Pradesh's first woman chief secretary during the Samajwadi Party's regime in 2005. She opted for voluntary retirement in 2008. (ANI)