The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday carried out raids at least 42 locations in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Akhilesh Yadav-era scam in the Gomti riverfront Development Project case.
According to the reports, raids are being conducted in Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Agra areas of Uttar Pradesh, one each in Rajasthan and West Bengal in what the authorities peg as a Rs 1,400 crore scam in the Gomti riverfront development project.
The raids come on the heels of a fresh case registered against public officials and unknown people in the development case. The CBI registered the second FIR in the case, naming 189 people as accused. Among the accused, 173 are private persons and 16 are govt officials, including 3 Chief Engineers and 6 Assistant Engineers.
The operation which was carried out early morning can be expanded during the course of the day, officials said.
The Gomti River Front Development Project scam