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Siliguri: An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Godala Kiran Kumar, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly siphoning off funds from the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) while serving as its CEO, police said.

Kiran Kumar, now serving as joint secretary (agriculture) of the West Bengal government, was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department of the state police after a marathon grilling that started Wednesday afternoon.

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Deputy Superintendent of Police, CID, Goutam Ghoshal said Kiran Kumar was taken into custody after he could not give satisfactory answers to posers linked to the purchase of four electric furnace of a crematorium that was being constructed by the SJDA during his tenure from September 2011 to March 2013.

The SJDA scam is said to be worth over Rs.100 crore.

Kiran Kumar was earlier arrested in November 2013 in connection with the siphoning of funds in the purchase of CCTV cameras and a sewerage project undertaken by the SJDA during his stint. However, the IAS officer was released the very next day after he was granted bail in the case.

The then Siliguri commissioner of police K. Jayaraman had been removed for ordering the arrest without seeking prior permission from the state government as well as not giving any prior intimation about the action. (IANS)

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Delhi government employees to observe 5-minutes silence as protest every day

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action

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The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday midnight
The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday midnight. Wikimedia Commons
  • Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day
  • The decision is to observe the silent protest during lunch break
  • Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday

Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day till steps are taken to “ensure their safety and dignity”, the IAS body said here on Thursday.

The decision to observe the silent protest during lunch break, came two days after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday midnight, where Prakash was summoned for an emergency meeting.

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action.

Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by Amanatullah Khan and one more party MLA.
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by Amanatullah Khan and one more party MLA. Wikimedia Commons

“The assault on the Chief Secretary has breached the faith of all government employees in the political executive of Delhi.

“The employees of Delhi Government and other organisations will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices to express their anguish over the breach of faith by the political executive,” IAS Association said in a statement.

Also Read: The assault on Chief Secretary exposes the double standards of AAP government

Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday.

Their bail pleas will be taken up later on Thursday. (IANS)

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