Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday ordered the suspension of senior IAS officer Sandeep Garg, over a month after he was convicted by a special CBI court in a corruption case.
Garg’s suspension has been ordered from April 23, the date on which he was convicted by the Central Bureau of Investigation court in New Delhi.
“Whereas the court of special judge (Prevention of Corruption Act), CBI, New Delhi vide its order dated April 23,2016 has convicted Sandeep Garg, IAS (HY:91) in case No. 9 of 2013 arising out of RC 3(A)/2004/ACUV/CBI/New Delhi titled CBI Vs. Sandeep Garg and others under sections 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
“Now therefore Sandeep Garg, IAS (HY:91) is hereby placed under suspension by an order of the competent authority with effect from April 23, 2016 in terms of sub-rule 4 of Rule 3 of the All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969,” said the Haryana government order.
Garg was arrested by the CBI in April 2004 along with businessman Atul Jindal on charges of corruption. He was charged of accepting a bribe of Rs 12 lakh from a businessman through Jindal.
Garg was, at that time posted in the Ministry of Petroleum in New Delhi.
Following raids, the CBI had charged Garg of amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 3.36 crore.