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U'khand High Court puts stay on arrest of IAS Pankaj Pandey

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

The Thursday put a stay on the arrest of Pankaj in connection with the Rs 300 crore NH-74 compensation scam.

Pandey, who is currently under suspension, approached the high court Thursday seeking anticipatory bail in the case.

His bail application had been rejected by the lower court on January 5.

Hearing the matter, the single bench of Justice directed the to file a counter affidavit in the case and granted a stay on Pandey's arrest till the next date of hearing in the case on February 12, his said.

The scam is related to the alleged conversion of land use with the connivance of officials to pay selected landowners compensation 20 times more than they deserved.

The land acquisition process took place between 2011 and 2016. and another had served as district magistrates of Udham Singh Nagar during this period.

and from the appeared for in the matter.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:46 IST