Shimla: Unconcerned about the serious charges that senior IAS officer Sanjay Gupta faces, the Himachal government has revoked the suspension of the official, which he was placed under after having been arrested by vigilance bureau for graft at Parwanoo on 9th July, 2009.
Principal secretary personnel Daljit Dogra confirmed the revocation of suspension order by the government. Without assigning any reason, he said â€œsuspension of Sanjay Gupta has been revoked. His posting orders would follow.â€
Gupta was managing director of General Industries Corp, a state PSU, when vigilance sleuths caught up with him with Rs 2 lakh allegedly in the official car while he was in Parwanoo on July 9.
The officer was arrested for the non- cognizable offense and later raids were conducted at his Shimla and Panchkula residences.
Soon after his arrest the officer was placed under suspension.
Let out on bail two days later, but the vigilance bureau after tabulating the officials property worth, later slapped a disproportionate asset case and sought police custody.
Anticipatory bail of Gupta was turned down by the first by Special Judge (Forest) Shimla and then by the High Court. The accused had to undergo five day police remand following rejection of his bail application on 4 September, 2009.
Revocation of the suspension has raised eye-brows and dented the anti-corruption drive that the vigilance department has launched in the state
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