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Judge releases plea against stay on IAS officer’s conviction

A single-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday released the matter pertaining to an application filed by senior PCS officer Hari Shankar Pandey.

A single-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday released the matter pertaining to an application filed by senior PCS officer Hari Shankar Pandey,challenging the stay on conviction granted to IAS officer Rajiv Kumar. Pandey was recently served a chargesheet by Kumar,who is currently Principal Secretary (Appointment),and two other officials,in which he was accused of wrongly conducting an inquiry into an alleged scam in the Rural Development Department to the tune of Rs 1,400 crore. Pandey had also lodged a police complaint in this regard in Lucknow. Ashok Pandey,counsel for the petitioner,said,“The judge directed us to approach the Chief Justice and get a fresh nomination.”

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