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Centre removes ED special director Vineet Agarwal after he transferred officer probing Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi

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The Centre removed on Tuesday (IPS) from the post of special at the (ED) after he landed himself in the middle of a controversy a fortnight ago for transferring the leading the probe against and

According to sources, Agarwal was transferred back to his original cadre.

On March 29, Satyabrata Kumar, an ED joint director, was in for a hearing in the case, when Agarwal issued the controversial transfer orders. However, within few hours ED had revoked Kumar's transfer, asserting that Agarwal was not authorised to take the decision against the joint on his own.

The issued an order on Tuesday after getting sanction from the of the Cabinet and subsequently the in issued the orders relieving Agarwal from the post of of the agency in

As special director, Agarwal headed ED's probes in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and

Agarwal is a 1994-batch IPS of the cadre and was appointed as in ED in January 2017 for five years.

The fugitive diamond merchant is wanted for his alleged involvement in Rs 13,000 crore Bank (PNB) loan default case.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 02:27 IST