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SC asked Union Government to reinstate Rajeshwar singh as Deputy Director of ED

Supreme Court on 8 September 2014 asked the Union Government to reinstate Rajeshwar singh as permanent Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Sep 12, 2014 15:20 IST
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Supreme Court on 8 September 2014 asked the Union Government to reinstate Rajeshwar singh as permanent Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Rajeshwar Singh is an officer probing the money laundering cases in the 2G scam.

The two judges SC bench led by Justice H L Dattu censured the Union Government for not complying with the directions of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) issued on 24 December 2013.

Now, SC ordered that the execution of his reinstatement must be done within the timeline of three days.

Earlier, On 1 May 2014 the Supreme Court ordered to reinstate him into the investigation.

Background

Rajeshwar Singh was on deputation in ED with the money laundering investigation in the 2G spectrum swindle. The ED bosses wanted him to be repatriated to UP Police when his deputation came to an end, but Singh challenged the decision in the Central Administrative Tribunal.

Sensing ED's reluctance to give him a permanent perch, others took up cudgels for him by petitioning the SC. Their effort was rewarded when the court expressed concern over Singh being harassed and having to fight his own case of reinstatement in the ED.

The court was perhaps impressed by the fact that Singh handled investigation into virtually all important and politically sensitive cases with ED.

About Rajeshwar Singh

He is investigating Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum allocations, Coalgate scam, AgustaWestland helicopter deal and money laundering probes against Jaganmohan Reddy, former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda and former Haryana CM O P Chautala.

He is also the youngest gallantry award winner. He is famously known as encounter specialist.

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