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ACSU appointment questioned in India's Supreme Court

The appointment of YP Singh to the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit has been raised in the Indian Supreme Court during the hearing of a high-profile corruption case

The appointment of YP Singh to the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) has been raised in the Indian Supreme Court during the hearing of a high-profile corruption case. Singh, the joint director of India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was leading the agency's team investigating a possible scam in the sale of 2G mobile telephony spectrum that has been estimated by some to have cost the Indian government as much as $38 billion in revenue. The scam has seen the arrest of one former central minister and has become a snowballing embarrassment for the government, in which ICC president Sharad Pawar is a senior minister.
The Supreme Court is supervising the investigation into the allegations, and Indian news channel NDTV reported that Prashant Bhushan, the lawyer who was the catalyst for the investigation, raised the question of why Singh had quit to join the ICC.
According to the Economic Times, Singh asked for voluntary retirement so he could make the switch. He becomes the second CBI officer to move to the ICC, after Ravi Sawani, who led the probe into the match-fixing scam that shook the game a decade ago. Meanwhile, a CBI spokesperson said Singh's move would not affect its investigation. "There won't be any effect on the probe as CBI has a multi-layered monitoring mechanism of every case."