Mumbai: IPS officer Amitabh Gupta who cleared Wadhawan bros' travel amid lockdown is back at work
Mumbai: IPS officer Amitabh Gupta who cleared Wadhawan bros' travel amid lockdown is back at work

Mumbai: IPS Officer Amitabh Gupta has resumed his duties as the Principal Secretary (Special) in the Maharashtra Home Department. Gupta last month hogged headlines after he had allowed tainted brothers Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan, who are accused in the Yes Bank scam, and 21 others to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar during lockdown.

"Gupta has joined office again. He was exonerated by the panel probing his role and a decision was taken accordingly," a senior officer from the Home Department told FPJ on Saturday.

He said the government has issued a stern warning to Gupta to not cross his jurisdiction in future. After much controversy, the state government had sent Gupta on a compulsory leave by announcing an inquiry by the Additional Chief Secretary Manoj Saunik.

Incidentally, the panel exonerated Gupta, who had admitted that he had issued permission to the Wadhawan brothers on ‘’humanitarian’’ ground to travel to Mahabaleshwar on April 9. The permission for travel by cars, in the form of "To Whomsoever It May Concern" letter, was issued on April 8.

It stated that the Wadhawan family was known to Gupta and they were traveling for "family emergency". Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan are under the scanner in Yes Bank and Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank scams.

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