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ED to file money laundering case in UP sand mining

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (ED) will soon file a case against officials and politicians in Uttar Pradesh, based on a case in connection with its ongoing probe into illegal sand mining, informed sources said.

They said the agency will soon file a case under the provisions of the Prevention of Act (PMLA) against some bureaucrats and politicians mentioned in the FIR.

The development comes days after the (CBI) registered a case on January 2 against 11 people including a few known and some unknown public servants and and others under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The agency has named B. Chandrakala, a former District Magistrate, Adil Khan, geologist/mining Moinuddin, (SP) Ramesh Kumar Mishra, his brother Dinesh Kumar Mishra, Ram Ashray Prajapati, a former in the in Hamirpur, Sanajy Dikshit, who contested the 2017 Assembly polls on ticket, his father Satyadeo Dikshit, and Ram Avtar Singh, a former in the

According to the officials, as Minister of granted lease of mines to 14 people in 2013 in district against the orders which had ratified the policy.

On January 7, the CBI released a list of 22 leases cleared by Akhilesh Yadav, who was also the during the period, and Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who succeeded Yadav as the



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 14:04 IST