CBI registered FIR against two IAS officers, searches 11 places

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The CBI has registered fresh FIR in connection with a sand mining scam against 12 people, including two senior IAS officers- Ajay Kumar Singh (IAS:1998:UP) and Pawan Kumar (IAS:2008:UP)- serving as secretaries in the Uttar Pradesh government.

After filing the FIR , the agency carried out searches at 11 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, including at the residential premises of Singh and Kumar.

CBI recovered Rs 15 lakh in cash from the residence of Singh besides documents of two properties.

The FIR relates to alleged irregularities in renewal of sand mining leases in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district during the Samajwadi Party rule in the state.