The Hush Post: A week after he decided to resign from Enforcement Directorate (ED), Niranjan Singh the deputy director posted at department’s zonal office at Jalandhar is now seeking cancellation of his retirement appeal. He had sent the request to the directorate on October 5. The officer has now sent an email saying that he wants to withdraw his resignation seeking voluntary retirement.
Singh was the investigating officer of the Rs. 6,000 crores Bhola drug case which created shockwaves in Punjab.
During the course of the probe he had questioned senior Punjab politicians, including former cabinet minister and prominent leader of Shirmomani Akali Dal (SAD) Bikram Singh Majithia, former Jail minister Swaran Singh Phillaur and also CPS Avinash Chander.
As per the sources in the ED headquarters, Niranjan Singh emailed his latest decision today on Thursday afternoon.
He has also informed the department that he will submit a formal letter in this context soon. At present he is in Chandigarh in relation to an ongoing matter in the high court.
His earlier request seeking voluntary retirement was not yet approved by the department.
Niranjan could now join back the department without any problem. In his October 5 resignation letter Singh had sought voluntary retirement citing personal reasons.
During the course of investigation of Bhola drug case, Niranjan Singh was transferred to ED’s Kolkata office but his transfer was stayed by Punjab and Haryana high court. This after a petition was filed that his transfer would obstruct the investigation into the case.