UP Guv sanctions prosecution against former UP minister

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Published on 16 Feb 2016 1:59 PM GMT

UP Guv sanctions prosecution against former UP minister
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on the recommendations of state government gave prosecution sanction against former UP Minister Rakeshdhar Tripathi, who was found guilty by the State Vigilance Department in a disproportionate income case.

  • The case will run under the Anti-Corruption Act.
  • He was Higher Education Minister from 13 May 2007 to 5 October 2011 in the Mayawati led Uttar Pradesh government.
  • The vigilance department found him guilty in a disproportionate case.
  • His assets from all valid source of income were found worth Rs 45,82,215 while the department confirmed his assets worth Rs 1,81,20,566, which was 295 per cent more.

The case

  • Case was registered against him in June 2013.
  • The FIR was registered at Mutthiganj police station of Allahabad district.
  • His income during 2007-2011 was Rs 49.49 lakh while he spent Rs 2.67 crores.

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