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SC denies bail to ex-UP Chief Secretary in Noida plot scam

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme today refused to grant bail to former chief secretary Neera Yadav in the plot scam and said it would rather decide on the appeals expeditiously.

"No relief at this moment. List appeals for final disposal in the second week of January 2017 on a non- miscellaneous day," a bench of Justices and P C Pant said.

The allowed CBI, represented by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, to file additional affidavits in the matters and posted them for final hearing on January 10, 2017.

The court, on April 18, had issued notice to on an appeal against the High order upholding the conviction and four year jail term to Yadav in the case.

Besides Yadav, senior IAS officer Rajeev Kumar had also moved the apex against his conviction in the case.

Yadav had surrendered on March 14 before a in after her appeal was dismissed and conviction upheld by the high She had moved the apex challenging the High order upholding her conviction and also sought bail.

A in had convicted Yadav and senior IAS officer Rajeev Kumar in 2012 in a plot scam that took place between 1994 and 1995 and sentenced them to three years' imprisonment.

Yadav was the CEO of 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 probe was ordered by the Supreme on a petition filed by one Entrepreneurs Association in 1997.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 20:48 IST