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Indian probe company CBI calls Samajwadi Social gathering chief Akhilesh Yadav as witness in unlawful mining case

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Sources within the investigative company revealed to Indian media outlets that the broken-down Uttar Pradesh chief minister is scheduled to endure questioning on February 29.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Samajwadi Social gathering (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav as a witness for questioning within the unlawful mining case, Indian media stories acknowledged citing sources within the investigative company.

The stories acknowledged the sources revealed that the broken-down chief minister of the northern Uttar Pradesh order is scheduled to endure questioning on February 29.

Akhilesh Yadav had beforehand headed the mining department from 2012 to June 2013.

Unlawful mining incidents comprise been reported in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh including Shamli, Kaushambi, Fatehpur, Deoria, Saharanpur, Hamirpur and Siddharthnagar.

The allegations suggest that authorities officers unlawfully allocated mining websites, dismissing principles and regulations between 2012 and 2016. The mining rights comprise been granted in violation of NGT (Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal) orders, in response to the company.

The CBI contends that on February 17, 2013, leases comprise been unlawfully granted by the district magistrate of Hamirpur, B Chandrakala, in contravention of the 2012 e-gentle policy.

This approval became reportedly obtained from the executive minister’s order of enterprise, no subject the actual fact that the policy had bought validation from the Allahabad High Court docket on January 29 of the the same 300 and sixty five days.

In January 2019, the CBI performed searches at 14 places in connection with its FIR against 11 participants, including IAS officer B Chandrakala, Samajwadi Social gathering MLC Ramesh Kumar Mishra, and Sanjay Dixit, who unsuccessfully contested the 2017 meeting election on a BSP mark.

Akhilesh Yadav served because the Minister of Mining from 2012 to June 2013, placing his actions below scrutiny. Attributable to this fact, Gayatri Prajapati took over the submit in 2013. Prajapati faced arrest in 2017 following an allegation of rape made by a lady residing in Chitrakoot.

(With inputs from agencies)

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