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Former chief AP Singh was in touch with Moin Qureshi over postings of police officers

Former chief AP Singh was in touch with Moin Qureshi over postings of police officers

Sources in the CBDT claim that Moin was in touch with Singh on transfer and postings of CBI officers handling crucial cases.

New Delhi: A day after he quit as Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member, the noose is tightening around former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief AP Singh who is being probed over his links to meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

Sources in the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) claim that Moin was in touch with Singh on transfer and postings of CBI officers handling crucial cases. Sources also said that Moin and Singh discussed CBI Joint Director Lakshminarayan's posting in Hyderabad. Singh is said to have warned Moin and a football club owner about the CBI Joint Director.

Sources also say that the Delhi Police also has part of conversation between Moin and Sunanda Pushkar discussing a dinner invitation.

Singh was on Wednesday asked by the government to step down as a UPSC member. 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 his alleged links with Singh. 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 15, 2015, 14:59 IST