Haryana IAS officer facing probe in ‘Rs 200 cr scam’ alleges extortion calls ‘to settle case’, files FIR
Chandigarh: A Haryana cadre IAS officer, who is facing an Anti-Corruption Branch (ACP) probe in connection with the Rs 200-crore Faridabad Municipal Corporation scam, has registered an FIR for extortion.
In an FIR registered on Monday, Anita Yadav, who has been appointed as Additional Chief Executive Officer of the Faridabad Municipal Corporation, said that the caller had paid Rs. He alleged that he asked for 5 crores.
This comes days after the state government gave permission to the ACP to investigate Yadav, another IAS officer Sonal Goyal and seven government officials in the case. The alleged fraud related to payments to contractors without any actual development work on the land since 2015. Both the IAS officers have denied any role in the scam.
After an FIR was registered in the case in March last year, Sonal Goyal approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the court has restrained it from taking any coercive action against him. That case is still in court.
In his complaint lodged at the Sector 50 police station in Gurugram, Yadav said he had recorded the conversation and could provide the audio-video of the phone calls. ThePrint has a copy of the FIR.
Mentioning a phone number from which he allegedly received a call on March 3, Yadav’s complaint said, “To trace my name from a matter currently under consideration by ACB, Rs. He asked me to pay 5 crores.
The caller, identified as Rishi, said he was advised by some politicians to contact Yadav.
The FIR said Yadav was contacted again by the same person the next day and threatened with “consequences” if he refused to pay.
Stating that he was concerned for the safety of his family, Yadav said he had recorded the phone conversation and “could provide the audio-video through electronic medium” for the investigation.