Lucknow: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is all set to interrogate Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer Sada Kant. The investigating agency said Kant might be arrested if he did not cooperate in the interrogation process.

Kant, who was working as a Joint Secretary in Ministry of Home Affairs, has been accused of ignoring rules while awarding contract of border management roads to a private company and also for making confidential information public.

He has been charged with favouring a private firm in a project undertaken by National Project Construction Corporation (NPCC).
According to sources, the CBI had gathered evidences against Kant during investigation. Not only this, relatives of Sada Kant enjoyed air travels and other facilities at the cost of contractor from a private firm.

According to sources in CBI, Kant’s defence will be sought regarding evidences found against him.

Sources reveal that last year in October, Dehra Dun unit of CBI had filed a law suit against eight people and two companies regarding the alleged corruption in awarding contract for construction on Leh-Ladakh on India-China border.

General manager of Faridabad unit of NPCC and joint general manager of Dehra Dun unit have also come under CBI’s net. Also, a private company in Hyderabad has also been charged in this case.

During its interrogation, CBI had found out that Kant had ignored rules and benefitted from the situation and also appraised this fact to Home Ministry. Kant on central deputation was then sent back to his parent cadre.

JPN/Bureau