Bihar suspends tainted IAS officer

June 30th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, June 30 (IANS) An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, K. Senthil Kumar, was suspended by the Bihar government on charges of corruption, an official said Thursday.

“Senthil was suspended by the state government as the department of personnel and training has agreed in principle to go ahead with the prosecution sanction sought by the Vigilance Investigation Bureau against him,” the official said.

Senthil, a 1996-batch Bihar cadre officer and currently on central deputation, has been charged with committing financial irregularities amounting to Rs.7.46 crore when he was the commissioner of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) in 2009-10.

In February last year, a vigilance team conducted a raid and seized documents from the PMC office. Senthil, who was present in the office, had sneaked out through a backdoor.

The vigilance investigation revealed that Senthil had connived with developers and the land mafia for personal gain.

Officials say the vigilance probe revealed that Senthil had immovable properties in Patna, Delhi and Chennai. He reportedly also owns a cafe and a departmental store in Patna.

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