one crore. It’s claimed that the officer has five bank lockers, and only the one, which is jointly held by the officer and his wife, was opened on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has warned officers working in Delhi, saying the state government won’t tolerate corruption. He further said that the government had been keeping an eye on Singh as the complainant also approached chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to complain that the officer was asking for bribe every time to clear his bills. Even Sisodia had once made a surprise visit to the officer’s cabin.
Here is the message from the deputy chief minister: “We want to give a clear message to officers involved in corruption that they won’t be spared...Singh’s arrest message is if you are corrupt, we won’t spare you irrespective of whether you are a peon, MLAs, officer or minister…We want Centre to take all such officers (corrupt) back and we are ready for this.”
The Delhi government has recommended immediate suspension of the officer. The Centre has to take a call on the suspension now.
Singh, an MA and LLB, originally hails from Delhi. Being in AGMUT cadre, he had served many a state –deputy commissioner in Dibang Valley and Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh, collector at Haveli, joint secretary in Mizoram, special commissioner in Delhi, administrator in Lakshwadweep etc. He also served as MD in Delhi Khadi Village Industries Board, Member Secretary in OBC Commission and principal secretary of the department of welfare of scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and minorities in the Delhi government.
The officer also has a degree on foreign trade -- Executive Masters in International Trade.