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Ex-UP chief secretary sent to 4 yrs in jail
Lucknow:, Dec 7 , DHNS & Agencies
Justice caught up with controversial former chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Neera Yadav, as a CBI court, on Tuesday, sentenced her to four years imprisonment for committing irregularities in the allotment of plots during her term as chairperson of Noida Development Authority.
The owner of Flex Industries Ashok Chaturvedi to whom Yadav had allotted an industrial plot at throwaway prices was also senteced to jail for a similar period. Neera Yadav, 62, broke down after the court verdict, She was immediately taken along with Chaturvedi to high-security Dasna jail.
Yadav, the first woman chief secretary of UP, earned the dubious distinction of being the country’s first IAS officer to be removed from the chief secretary’s post by the Supreme Court on charges of corruption in 2005.
She was also tagged one of the “most corrupt officers” in a poll held by the UP IAS officers association in 1997.
“I have full regard for the honourable court but I am innocent... I don’t feel I have committed any wrong during the tenure of my service as an IAS officer,” Yadav, who took voluntary retirement in 2007, told reporters after the judgment.
Judge A K Singh who pronounced the verdict also slapped fine of Rs 50,000 each on the two convicts. “It is beyond my view to think about the involvement of bureaucrats in corrupt practices which is found to be correct (in this case) as the prosecution has proved against (former) chairperson of Noida Neera Yadav and she is liable for punishment for adopting corrupt practices in allotment to industrialists which was acquired from poor farmers,” the judge said in his order.
Now the question arises,
Is the punishment given to her is sufficient ?
And what should be the punishment of corrupt highly educated officials or all are equal?
Will life term and attaching/confiscating the property of the corrupt be proved deterrent?