Former Tripura chief secretary Yash Pal Singh was arrested on Monday in connection with the Rs 600 crore PWD scam from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad.

A special team of Tripura Police with the help of Gaziabad Police arrested the ex-bureaucrat, who was absconding for the last four months in connection with the case.

Police said Singh will be brought to Agartala on Tuesday morning.

“He has been arrested from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. He will be produced in court there and we will have to obtain custody warrant from there,” said a top Tripura police official.

Singh was the principal secretary (PWD) during 2008-09, when the scam allegedly took place.

A police team led by the investigating officer Ajay Das went to Delhi and several other places in northern Tripura before Singh was finally arrested from Ghaziabad.

The Vigilance Wing of Tripura police had on October 13 last year, filed an FIR against veteran CPI-M leader and former PWD minister Badal Choudhury, former chief secretary Singh and former PWD chief engineer Sunil Bhowmik.

Both Choudhury and Bhowmik were granted bail by the Tripura High Court a few weeks ago after their arrest on October 14 and October 21 respectively last year.


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