IAS officer being probed for corruption in Himachal

August 12th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) IAS officer Subhash Ahluwalia, ex-aide to former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virabhadra Singh, has been asked to surrender his passport to the state vigilance bureau that is probing a disproportionate assets case against him, an official said here Tuesday. Ahluwalia was Monday summoned by the bureau to its office here and interrogated for over an hour about his assets and bank transactions. The bureaucrat failed to satisfy the bureau regarding his bank accounts worth Rs.13.40 million, a vigilance bureau official said.

“He will be summoned again in a few days,” the official said.

Ahluwalia was asked to surrender his passport to the bureau and agreed to do so by Thursday. The IAS officer’s wife Meera is also under the scanner of the vigilance team.

Meera was accused of going on foreign jaunts at the expense of a private company, which is setting up a cement plant in the hill state.

During the previous government, Ahluwalia was private secretary to the chief minister for over four years.

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