LG suspends Delhi government officers, Sisodia says officer never worked as his OSD

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Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday suspended Navelendra Kumar Singh, former OSD to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and another official for allegedly handing over land meant for DUSIB to a private party, reported PTI.

Singh, currently posted as ADM (South/East), and SDM (Model Town) Amit Kumar Pamasi have been placed under suspension.

Also, ADM (North) KC Surendra has been “recommended to be placed under suspension by the Union Home Ministry”.

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“Navelendra Kumar Singh had passed an illegal order to hand over prime land in Bhalswa to a private individual, which was acquired for DUSIB (Delhi Urban Shelter Development Board),” a source was quoted by PTI.

The action was taken against the other two as they implemented the “illegal” order passed by Singh after his transfer.

“The case for further investigation is being referred to CBI immediately,” the source added.

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However, Sisodia quickly issued a denial calling the reporters to check their facts.

He tweeted, “Those who r spreading news that ‘OSD to Dy CM suspended by LG’ should check facts. None of the officers being named is working as my OSD.”

Delhi government and Jung have been at loggerheads since the Aam Aadmi Party won historic mandate in February last year by winning 67 out of 70 seats in the national capital.

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Chief Minister Arvind Arvind Kejriwal has ofte accused the LG of working at the behest of the central government.

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