You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

IAS officer, two others suspended after arrest in bribery case

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Rajasthan government tonight suspended senior IAS officer Ashok Singhvi and two other officers of the Mines Department who were arrested and remanded to police custody in a case of alleged bribery involving Rs 2.55 crore.

The suspension orders were issued by the Department of Personnel of the state government.

The order states that Singhvi was suspended as "prima facie" he was found allegedly involved in a case of corruption by Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Additional Director, Mines (HQ), Udaipur Pankaj Gehlot and Senior Mining Engineer of Bhilwara P R Ameta were also suspended on the same ground.

Meanwhile, Principal Secretary, Cooperative Department Deepak Upreti was given the additional charge of the Mines Department.

A separate order was issued to this effect by the DOP.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, September 17 2015. 22:57 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU