NOIDA: An investigation by the Noida Authority has found 12 commercial and six institutional plots were allotted to the family members of Yadav Singh, its suspended engineer-in-chief, and his close aide.
The probe was initiated after the income tax department sought information on plot allotments to Singh, his family or associates. Singh, who is accused in a Rs 954-crore tenders scam, is facing an income tax probe for disproportionate assets.
"Various teams scanned files in the commercial, institutional and residential departments. It came to our notice that the plots were allotted during the period when the BSP was in power," an official said. "One plot is in the name of Singh's son while some more are in the name of Kusum Lata, his wife, and a close aide if Singh," the official added.
The Noida Authority will submit its report to the income-tax department on Friday. Yadav Singh's son works in the Greater Noida Authority.
The income tax department had on Wednesday asked the Noida Authority to furnish details of plot allotments to 25 companies after a scrutiny of papers seized in raids on Singh and his wife in the last week of November. It has also asked if any land was allotted in the name of Singh, his wife, son and five others or to companies associated with them.