Lucknow: An FIR has been lodged against former cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, senior IAS officer Navneet Sehgal and two others for allegedly threatening a litigant in the Taj corridor case.
"The FIR was lodged with Hazratganj Police Station against former cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, Navneet Sehgal, founder of Amity University Ashok Chauhan and former MLA Ajay Pratap Singh alias Lalla Bhaiya on a complaint filed by Anupama Singh," Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said.
He said the FIR was lodged Friday evening under Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 504 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) and 452 (trespassing) of the IPC.
The ASP said the complainant has alleged that she was being harassed by the accused.
"As the case related to Gomti Nagar police station, investigation has been transferred and further action would be taken on the basis of evidences and facts," he said.
Anupama said that she had filed a PIL against former chief minister Mayawati and PWD minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui in the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in 2009.
The complainant alleged she was being harassed by the officials, who even got her services in a private educational institution terminated.
Anupama alleged that her service with Amity university was also terminated without any valid reason on May 16.
She alleged that on March 22 and April 11 former MLA Ajay Pratap Singh came to her Gomti Nagar residence along with 30 to 40 people and pressurised to withdraw the PIL while issuing threats.
The Rs 175-crore Taj Heritage corridor scam was unearthed in 2002-2003.