Speaker`s secretary removed after CBI raids

Meira Kumar`s secy AP Pathak was summarily removed just hours after CBI carried out searches at his premises in a disproportionate assets case.

Updated: Sep 02, 2011, 22:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar`s
secretary AP Pathak was summarily removed on Friday just hours
after CBI carried out searches at his premises in a
disproportionate assets case.

"AP Pathak has been removed with immediate effect from
the Hon`ble Speaker`s office," Kumar`s media advisor Rakhee
Bakshee said in a statement.

Bakshee said Pathak had joined the office of the
Speaker "after due clearance" from his parent Ministry of Road
Transport and Highways three months back in June, 2011.

Pathak was not seen in Parliament House today and the
name plate on the chamber, near the Speaker`s office, was
removed soon after news came that a CBI team had carried out
searches at his residences in Delhi and Lucknow in a
disproportionate assets case.

Soon after registering a case against Pathak, a team of
officials reached his residences in Delhi and Lucknow to carry
out searches, CBI sources said.

The disproportionate assets case has been referred to
the CBI by the CVC.

PTI