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Uttarakhand suspends two IAS officials

IANS  |  Dehradun 

The government has suspended two senior IAS officials for their alleged role in the Haridwar-Udhamsingh Nagar-highway (NH-74) compensation scam, an said on Wednesday.

and have been found working arbitrarily and being involved in financial irregularities in connection with the widening of the national highway.

The had acquired land on both sides of the highway in Rudrapur for widening. It is alleged that many agricultural lands were shown as commercial and compensation was given in violation of rules.

The two officers were then District of Udhamsingh Nagar.

The suspended officials have been attached to (Personnel) for now.

had ordered the probe and disciplinary action has been ordered against them.

The government, soon after coming to power, had ordered the probe into the matter and suspended seven sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) including one who was retired.

A Special Investigation Team was formed later and based on its report action now has been taken against the two IAS officials, said.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 15:18 IST
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