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CBI books two IAS officers in mining case

Searches across the State over illegal renewal of sand mining leases.

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday searched multiple locations in connection with alleged illegal renewal of 13 sand-mining leases in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district.

Among those named in the case are two IAS officials, who were posted as District Magistrates during the check period.

“The searches have been conducted at 11 places,” said a CBI official.

According to the agency, papers related to two properties and ₹15 lakh in cash were found at the Lucknow residence of Ajay Kumar Singh, a 1998-batch official.

Another accused, Pawan Kumar, is a 2008-batch official.

The other 10 accused, one of whom has died, are alleged beneficiaries.

The agency has alleged that the officials, while working as District Magistrates of Saharanpur, renewed the leases without following e-tendering procedure as directed by the State government on May 31, 2012, and duly upheld by the Allahabad High Court in January 2013.

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