SC upholds conviction of former UP chief secretary in Noida land allotment scam
In photo: The Supreme Court of India Photograph: (Reuters)
The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Neera Yadav in the Noida land allotment scam.
The court sentenced her to two years in prison.
The former Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer had been accused of possessing assets disproportionate to her income.
She was sentenced to three years rigorous punishment in 2012 in connection with the irregular allotment of plots in Noida while serving as the area's chairperson-cum-chief executive officer from 1994 to 1995.
The Central Bureau of Investigation began a probe after a Supreme Court order in 1998 on a writ petition filed by the Noida Entrepreneur Association against the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority the previous year.
The CBI investigated nearly 36 cases of irregular allotment or conversion of plots in Noida.
Yadav and another IAS officer Rajiv Kumar were chargesheeted in 2002.