CBI raids 12 places in UP, Delhi in connection with illegal sand mining

In Uttar Pradesh, after conducting raids at many places in the state in illegal mining case, Central Bureau of Investigation has registered FIR against 11 persons including B Chandrakala, an IAS officer, then District Magistrate of Hamirpur.

According to reports that as per the FIR filed in the case, the alleged role of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is under the scanner as he was holding the charge of the Mining Ministry during 2012-13.

Former Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who held the portfolio of the mining department is also likely to be questioned by the CBI.

The FIR states that the role of then mining Ministers during the period between 2012-2016 may be looked into during the course of investigation.

Agency carried out searches yesterday at 12 places in the Districts of Hamirpur, Jalon, Noida, Kanpur & Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and in Delhi.

According to CBI, incriminating material pertaining to illegal Sand Mining; huge cash and Gold were recovered during the search.

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