04/02/2015 9:34 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Home Secretary Anil Goswami Sacked

Hindustan Times via Getty Images
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JUNE 16: Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and Delhi police commissioner B.S Bassi at Delhi Police headquarter, meeting with all senior police official about the law and order situation in the national capital, on June 16, 2014 in Delhi, India. Singh also assured Delhi Police of providing all possible help to modernise the force. (Photograph by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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.