Finally, SP govt shifts tainted Noida CEO

Move comes after Allahabad High Court order to transfer Saran and Noida Authority Chairman as they faced charges of irregularities in land deals and other charges when they were posted in the Noida Authority in 2001

The Uttar Pradesh government transferred Noida Authority CEO Sanjeev Saran and placed him on a waiting list until his next posting is announced, a spokesperson for the state government said on Wednesday.

The move comes after the Allahabad High Court ordered the state to transfer Saran and Noida Authority Chairman Rakesh Bahadur as they were under the scanner on charges of irregularities in land deals and other charges when they were posted in the Noida Authority in 2001.

Rama Raman, CEO of the Greater Noida Authority, has been given additional charge.

Officials said no transfer orders have been issued for Bahadur so far.

The government has also transferred Industrial Development Commissioner (IDC) Anil Kumar Gupta, who also held the charge of chairman Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). Gupta was posted as member, Revenue Board .

Principal Secretary (Technical Education) Rajiv Kapoor has been given additional charge as IDC and Sanjeev Kumar Mittal will now act as chairman of UPPCL.

In November 2012, a division bench of the Allahabd High Court had directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the appointments Bahadur and Saran and allegations of wrongdoings in the allotment of land plots in 2001.

The court also said the two must be transferred "away from Western Uttar Pradesh" as their presence in the region could "affect the enquiry against them".

The two were initially posed as CEO and Chairman in the SP government regime prior to 2002. When the BSP came to power, the two were suspended, but were re-appointed to their posts when the SP was voted back to power in 2012.

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