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HC stays SIT probe against principal secy of former C'garh CM

Press Trust of India  |  Bilaspur 

The High Court Wednesday stayed a probe by the state government-constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) against a former principal to the in the erstwhile BJP government.

The newly-formed government in the state had recently set up a four-member SIT to probe allegations against Aman Singh, former Principal to the then

"had filed an application for interim relief in the high court citing that without lodging an FIR, the SIT cannot be constituted," his said.

After hearing the arguments on Wednesday, Justice stayed the probe by the SIT till further order and sought a reply from the by February 27, he said.

Last week, the government had ordered the state's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) to form an SIT to probe the allegations against Singh.

The probe was ordered based on a complaint to the PMO by Vijay Mishra, he said.

As per the complaint, Singh, formerly an IRS officer, had allegedly concealed that there was a probe conducted against him during his tenure as an IRS officer, while joining then government on contractual appointment, he said.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 23:55 IST