A 15 member team of the Central Bureau of Investigation conducted raids on 12 residences in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh regarding illegal sand mining scam on Saturday.
Raids were conducted on a flat of senior IAS officer B Chandrakala in an apartment in the heart of Lucknow. B Chandrakala, a 2008-batch Indian Administrative Officer had always been very vocal against corruption. Samajwadi Party legislative councillor Ramesh Mishra’s home was also searched.
Red sand contractors in Jalaun and other locations in Kanpur, Noida, Jalaun and Hamirpur and places in Delhi were also searched by the CBI. Zila Panchayat Chairman Sanjeev Dixit was interrogated by the CBI.
The Allahabad HC had given orders to the CBI for the raid.