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Illegal Sand Mining: CBI Raids 12 Locations In UP & Delhi Including IAS Officer B Chandrakala

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| January 5 , 2019 , 16:55 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday performed search operations at 12 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi including the residence of a senior IAS officer B Chandrakala and SP legislator in connection with the multi-crore mining scam.

Raid over Chandrakala's house has been the major highlight of the CBI operation.

The flat of B Chandrakala, a 2008 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service, in an apartment building in the heart of Lucknow was searched.

Chandrakala has been in news in the past for her anti-corruption crusade. Videos of the woman IAS officer reprimanding erring civic official had gone viral on social media a few months ago. 

Raids were also carried on Samajwadi Party legislative councillor Ramesh Mishra’s home in Hamirpur, of red sand contractors in Jalaun and other premises in Kanpur, Noida, Jalaun and Hamirpur in the state and Delhi.

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The searches were spread across multiple districts including Jalaun, Hamirpur, Lucknow and also in the national capital Delhi.

Media reports stated the agency had taken up the case on the instructions of Allahabad High Court.