The woman who resided in the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy, Mussoorie for over six months on a fake IAS card has been arrested, ending a week-long drama over the mystery of her presence.
Ruby Chowdhary was arrested late Friday night and was earlier put under house arrest in Dehradun for the day but after a go ahead from the top brass of the state government, she was taken into custody by a team of police officials late night, an official told IANS on Saturday.
The family and relatives of Chowdhary have already been questioned and her parents have disowned her. Her father Satyaveer and brother Mohit have been interrogated by the Muzaffarnagar police in Uttar Pradesh and a report has been dispatched to the academy administration, an official informed further.
“The woman who was holed up in a city hotel in Nehru colony has since been arrested for questioning,” an official said. Director General of Police (DGP) BS Siddhu informed that law of the land would be followed in the case and no body will be spared if found guilty.
Meanwhile, the union ministry of personnel has also sought a report from the academy’s top brass on the whole episode. Insiders say deputy director and Kerala cadre IAS Saurabh Jain, who is alleged of conniving with the woman in getting her a fake ID card is likely to face action any time now.
Chowdhary has alleged that Jain had sought Rs.20 lakh as a bribe to get her a librarian’s job at the academy. She said she had paid Rs 5 lakh already. Jain has been maintaining a studied silence on the matter and is not available to the media for his reaction.
The Uttarakhand government was left red-faced after the woman was discovered to have stayed at the academy in Mussoorie and even got herself clicked in a group photograph of IAS probationers with President Pranab Mukherjee, who visited the academy last year.(IANS)