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Conviction Upheld by SC in Neera Yadav Case

by Vidhi KoolwalAugust 2, 2017

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on August 2, 2017, upheld the conviction of Ms. Neera Yadav, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, in the Noida Land Allotment Corruption Case.

This Judgment was Brought in response to the Petition made by her, against the order of the CBI Court, convicting her and another officer for irregularities in the allotment of plots in Noida.

Yadav, was accused in the case for helping a company, Flex Industries, get an industrial plot in 1995 when she was the chairman of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority while the CBI undertook a probe following a 1998 Supreme Court order on a writ petition filed by the Noida Entrepreneur Association against the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA).

It was reported that there were almost 36 irregularities in the allotment of the plots in the Noida Sector region.

Ms Yadav, an IAS Officer, became the first female Cheif Secretary of Uttar Pradesh in 2005 and had joined the Bhartiya Janta Party in the 2009 Parliamentary polls, in presence of the then BJP National President, Mr. Rajnath Singh.

While the CBI Court sentenced Ms. Yadav for three years of rigorous imprisonment on November 20, 2012, in connection with the irregular allotment of plots in Noida while serving as the area’s chairperson-cum-chief executive officer from 1994 to 1995, it was subsequently reduced to two years by the Hon’ble Bench.

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