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CBI registers FIR against two IAS officers, raids 11 locations

By IndianMandarins- 02 Oct 2019


The CBI has registered cases against two IAS officers - Ajay Kumar Singh (IAS:1998:UP) and Pawan Kumar (IAS:2008:UP) - serving as secretaries in the Uttar Pradesh government in connection with alleged illegal sand mining activities carried out between 2012 and 2015 in Saharanpur.


CBI raided 11 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. CBI recovered Rs 15 lakh in cash and property documents from Singh’s residence. The agency had registered case in January 2019 against another IAS officer B Chandrakala as well.


CBI has been probing illegal mining in Shamli, Hamipur, Saharanpur, Deoria, Fatehpur, Siddharth Nagar and Kaushambi districts since 2017 on the orders of Allahabad high court. So far, four FIRs have been registered in the connection with alleged illegal sand mining.

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