The Supreme Court today sought the CBI’s response on an appeal against a Allahabad High Court order upholding the conviction of Uttar Pradesh’s former chief secretary Neera Yadav in the Noida plot scam.
A bench headed by Justice P C Ghose issued notice to CBI and tagged her petition challenging the Allahabad High Court order of 2010, upholding her conviction and four year sentence with other related petitions pending before the apex court.
“Issue notice to respondents (CBI). The main petition is tagged with other matters pending before other bench,” the bench also comprising Justice Amitava Roy said.
Yadav had surrendered on March 14 before a CBI court in Ghaziabad after her appeal was dismissed and conviction upheld by the Allahabad high court. She had moved the apex court challenging the Allahabad High Court order upholding her conviction and also sought bail.
A CBI court in Ghaziabad had convicted Yadav and senior IAS officer Rajeev Kumar in 2012 in a Noida plot scam that took place between 1994 and 1995 and sentenced them to three years’ imprisonment.
Yadav was the CEO of Noida Authority at the time of scam and Kumar was her deputy.
The 1971 batch IAS officer, Yadav, who went on to become UP’s first woman chief secretary during the Samajwadi’s government in 2005, took voluntary retirement in 2008.
The CBI probe was ordered by the Supreme Court on a petition filed by one Noida Entrepreneurs Association in 1997.
( Source – PTI )