By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 6 Jul: Suspended IAS officer Ram Vilas Yadav, in judicial custody at present, has failed to get any relief from the court. His judicial custody has been extended for another 14 days.
It may be recalled that the court had sent him to judicial custody for 14 days at the last hearing as well. As a result of extension of his judicial custody, Yadav will remain in the Suddhowala prison till 19 July.
Yadav appeared in the Vigilance Court today through video conferencing. Yesterday, he had personally appeared in the court, too, as the Vigilance Department had sought his custody for one day and he was sent on one day remand with it. Yadav was interrogated for about four hours yesterday after the Vigilance Department took him on remand. However, as per sources, this time also he did not give any clear answers during the interrogation. This is the reason why the Vigilance advocated keeping Ram Vilas Yadav in jail, which was accepted by the court.
It may be recalled that Yadav is accused of having acquired assets more than 5 times his known sources of income. In this case, Vigilance also issued notice to his wife and daughter on 27 June but his daughter and wife have sought two weeks’ time from Vigilance. After scrutinising the documents, the Vigilance summoned him to the Dehradun headquarters. On 22 June, Ram Vilas Yadav was questioned for about 14 hours. But he did not answer the questions satisfactorily. After this, he was arrested and presented in the court, which sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. This is the first case in the history of 22 years of Uttarakhand, when an IAS officer has been jailed.