New Delhi: The Income Tax department will open bank lockers of Uttar Pradesh Chief Engineer Yadav Singh in at least 12 banks located in Noida, Delhi and Ghaziabad on Monday, said sources. The I-T department had recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, Rs 10 crore in cash and around 2 kgs of gold from Yadav's residence.
The investigation has revealed that the official had floated several shell companies.
Singh had been accused in another case and had been declared an absconder in 2012. But in 2013, the state government reinstated him and even gave him additional charge as Chief Engineer of Greater Noida and in-charge of Yamuna Expressway Authority.
Sources said that the state government was in the process of suspending Singh. The Principal Secretary of Industrial development has sought a report from the Noida development authority.