Gandhinagar: Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the wee hours of today from his Ahmedabad residence in connection with corruption charges in a land given to a corrugated boxes manufacturing company in Kutch where in his wife has also been a partner.
As per reports, Sharma was picked up by ACB team from his mother’s house in Ahmedabad around 2.30 am and till last reports came in he was kept in house arrest at his Gandhinagar residence.
After his arrest, Sharma alleged that he had been framed by former Additional Chief Secretary P Pannervel, whose wife is 50 percent partner in the company named Value Packaging.
All the five cases were registered in Kutch where he served as collector after the 2001 earthquake. Sharma, who was arrested in 2010 from his official residence as Bhavnagar Municipal Commissioner, was released in 2013 on bail. He faced arrest one after another in five cases.
He had termed it a conspiracy by the Modi government against him.