Home Secretary Anil Goswami was tonight removed from the post in the wake of controversy over his alleged attempt to stall the arrest of Saradha scam accused Matang Sinh, a former Congress minister at the centre.
“Home Secretary has been removed,” official sources said on a day of hectic activities following media reports that Goswami, a UPA goverment appointee, had tried to prevent CBI officers from carrying out Sinh’s arrest on Saturday.
Sources privy to the developments said that after his admission over making telephone calls, Goswami’s continuance as Home Secretary had become “untenable”.
Perturbed over media reports on the issue, Home Minister had last night talked to Goswami, who made the admission about the call. Soon after, the Home Minister briefed the Prime Minister.
Today, Singh called Goswami to his office and they discussed the issue for nearly an hour. Goswami is believed to have given his version of the episode and the reason behind making the call to the CBI, the sources said refusing to divulge more information on the matter.