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Illegal mining case: Gayatri Prajapati's house among 22 places raided in UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The CBI on Wednesday carried out searches at over 22 locations in Uttar Pradesh, including the residence of former state in connection with a case of between 2012 and 2016, officials said.

The CBI started investigating the case on the directions of the in January this year.

A senior (CBI) official told IANS: "Several CBI teams started the searches at over 22 places in this morning. The CBI team also raided three residential premises of former UP Prajapati in Amethi."

The agency had on January 2 registered a case against 11 people under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The agency has named former Hamirpur District B. Chandrakala, Adil Khan, geologist/mining Moinuddin, and his brother among the accused.

Also named are former clerks and Ram Avtar Singh, as well as Sanjay Dikshit, who contested the 2017 Assembly polls on (BSP) ticket, and his father

On January 5, the CBI carried out searches on 14 locations in and Uttar Pradesh, including the residences of Chandrakala as well as a SP and a in connection with the case.

Former and SP chief held the Mining portfolio in the state from 2012 to 2013. Prajapati succeded Yadav as the



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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 12:34 IST