Modi Govt is using CBI to target Akhilesh Yadav after SP-BSP TIE-UP
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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi government, saying BJP is nervous after the BSP-SP alliance and is using CBI to target leaders of both the parties. Akhilesh termed the CBI raids on SP, BSP leaders and IAS officers in the illegal mining case as “politically motivated”.
“Earlier, the Congress gave the opportunity to meet the CBI, now the BJP has given it,” the SP President said. BJP was quick to hit back at Akhilesh. In 2016 Allahabad HC took cognizance of the matter and gave it to CBI.
The CBI on Saturday searched 14 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, including the residence of a woman IAS officer, a SP leader and a BSP leader, in connection with a case of illegal sand mining, our sources saying the role of former CM Akhilesh Yadav, who held the portfolio of mining, will also be probe by the current party.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson Abhishek Dayal told reporters that the agency registered a case on January 2 against 11 people, including a few known public servants and some unknown public servants and others, under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The agency has named the Akhilesh Yadav party member mining involver
From the source the agency has named woman IAS officer B. Chandrakala, a former Hamirpur District Magistrate, miner Adil Khan, mining officer Moinuddin, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ramesh Kumar Mishra, his brother Dinesh Kumar Mishra, Ram Ashray Prajapati — a former clerk in the Mining Department in Hamirpur, Sanajy Dikshit, who contested the 2017 Assembly polls on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket.
Dayal said the case relates to the illegal sand mining between 2012 and 2016, which it had started investigating on the directions of the Allahabad High Court. He said the agency was investigating the granting and renewal of the licences for the mining in the state between 2012-16 and also during the “obstruction” period. It is alleged that the lady IAS officer in her capacity as the DM of Hamirpur in 2012 had allocated 50 sand mining leases overriding the e-tendering process, laid down by the then government.
The official said that the CBI team recovered a few documents and seized a bank locker and two bank accounts of the IAS officer.
The agency collected the documents related to mining from the Adil Khan’s residence. “We found that the mining licence to him was provided on the recommendation of then Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati,” he said.
A senior agency official said that the agency will also probe the role of the Mining ministers in the state during 2012-16.
Former Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav held the Mining Ministry in the state from 2012 to 2013.
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