AP Singh's resignation as CBI Director accepted but questions remain

The sudden resignation of former CBI Director AP Singh, who had come under cloud following his alleged links with the controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi, has been accepted by the President but questions remain over his decision to quit as member of the UPSC.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 15, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

New Delhi: The sudden resignation of former CBI Director AP Singh, who had come under cloud following his alleged links with the controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi, has been accepted by the President but questions remain over his decision to quit as member of the UPSC.

Singh had put in his papers last week claiming that the special court in Mumbai had pointed fingers at him while discharging BJP President Amit Shah on the ground that the CBI case in Sorabuddin fake encounter killings was "politically" motivated.

When contacted, Press Secretary to the President Venu Rajamony said "the President has accepted his resignation."

The 62-year-old 1974-batch IPS officer enjoyed protection from removal from UPSC except under the difficult impeachment proceedings in Parliament but the timing of his action has raised several eyebrows.

His resignation has fuelled speculation whether it has anything to do with the proposed move of Enforcement Directorate to register a case against Qureshi for alleged violation of FEMA.

Singh's trouble started early last year after his name was linked to Qureshi, who was facing cases of Income Tax department for alleged alleged hawala funding and tax evasion.

Singh and his wife had been served an Income Tax notice last year asking them to give details about their credit card transactions and recently he was asked to submit his property details.