Allahabad High Court asks CBI to lodge FIRs in illegal mining case
Allahabad: In another discomfiture to the state government, the Allahabad High court on Friday further directed the CBI to lodge FIRs while investigating the illegal mining case in Uttar Pradesh.
The direction of the Court came when the lawyer of CBI asked to seek clarity on the action to be taken even as the probe into the illegal mining in the state had already been given to the agency. The investigating agency said it was probing the matter but was not sure of the action in the absence of any specific Court directive.
A division bench comprised Justice D B Bhosle and Justice Yashwant Varma said that the CBI should not only probe the matter but expedite the legal proceedings by filing the FIRs in the matter. The Court further clarified that while the probe encompassed the entire state but the CBI should focus on five districts to initiate legal actions .
The bench said that CBI was independent in its investigation and no directive from the Court was required during the course of probe. The Directives were issued on the application by the CBI on the petitions filed by one Amar Singh and several others.
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