New Delhi: The CBI will soon question Sadakant, a senior IAS officer, serving in the Home Ministry as Joint Secretary (border management), who was sent back to his parent cadre Uttar Pradesh for allegedly favouring two private companies in a road construction project in Leh.

According to the investigating agency, “Sadakant is the prime accused in the corruption case of Rs 200 crore contract.”  The CBI officials have not ruled out his arrest in the case.

The CBI had registered a case in October last year against eight persons and two private companies in Dehradun in which General Manager of NPCC’s Faridabad unit, Joint General Manager of NPCC at Dehradun and a contractor were named.

The Director of Hyderabad-based CEC Projects Pvt Ltd, M V Rao, and three others were also accused in the case.

Inquiries from the accused and seized documents have given the investigating agency adequate evidence of Sadakant’s involvement in the Rs 200 crore corruption case. The agency also carried out search at his residence in Delhi last month.

According to highly placed sources, “The documents found during the search give strong indication of Sadakant’s involvement.” “The agency sought permission from Home Ministry and Ministry of Personnel to investigate the role of Sadakant,” CBI official added.