Ranchi: Jharkhand Government on Tuesday appointed Sushil Kumar Choudhary as the new Chief Secretary after Dr Ashok Kumar Singh was removed from the post following several allegations made against him.

Congress MLA Chandresh Dubey had made serious allegations against Dr AK Singh, who has been made the new Director of Srikrishna Public Administration Training Institute.

When Dr Singh was Managing Director of Bihar State Finance Corporation, an FIR was lodged against him for fraud, conspiracy etc. Besides, in a corruption case he had to serve four months of prison term at Beur Jail.

He is also alleged to been running two NGOs, Green Earth and Samvedna, and have earned money in the name these organizations.

The Vigilance Department of Bihar has chargesheeted him, and when the Bihar Government asked for his prosecution in 2005, Jharkhand government didn’t give its nod.

JPN/Bureau