UP govt suspends official facing CBI inquiry for bank fraud

The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended a chief engineer of UP State Industrial Development Corporation facing CBI inquiry into alleged bank fraud in Uttarakhand.

Updated: Apr 24, 2011, 15:16 PM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has
suspended a chief engineer of UP State Industrial Development
Corporation facing CBI inquiry into alleged bank fraud in
Uttarakhand.

"Chief engineer UPSIDC Arun Mishra has been placed under
suspension on charges of abstaining from office for a long
time citing medical reasons," official sources said here
today.

Mishra had applied for medical leave till April 23 but
the corporation management asked him to join on April 21.
Despite repeated instructions, Mishra failed to submit
relevant documents pertaining to the leave, they said.

The CBI in February carried out searches at Mishra`s
Lucknow residence and Kanpur office in connection with the
alleged multi-crore bank fraud in Uttarakhand in which some
bank officials were also involved.

The agency later summoned the chief engineer to its
Dehradun office but he failed to appear and is "reportedly
missing", the sources said.

PTI