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Government asks AP Singh to step down as UPSC member

Government asks AP Singh to step down as UPSC member

Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director AP Singh was on Wednesday asked by the government to step down as a UPSC member.

New Delhi: Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director AP Singh was on Wednesday asked by the government to step down as a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member.

This came after the ex-chief was involved in the Moin Qureshi hawala probe. He was asked to provide details of his properties, bank accounts, lockers and credit cards. The investigation on Singh was in connection with the suspected case of tax evasion by meat exporter Moin Qureshi. He had allegedly rented his apartment's basement to the meat exporter.

A Doon school alumnus, 57-year-old Qureshi has been under IT department lens for several months now for alleged tax evasion as the tax sleuths claimed that the turnover of his companies was 'under-reported'.

The IT department claimed to have 500 hours of telephonic transcripts of Qureshi even as reports surfaced about alleged links of a former CBI Director A P Singh with the meat exporter.

The tax sleuths had roped in Enforcement Directorate as well to probe alleged money laundering in the case by Qureshi, who had to resign as president of its old boys' society of Doon school recently after the controversy broke out.
first published:January 14, 2015, 22:08 IST