The CBI has arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of BJP taluka panchayat member Yogesh Gowda in Karnataka's Dharwad in 2016, officials said on Monday.

The Special Crime Branch of the agency's Chennai unit re-registered the FIR of the local police on December 27 and took over the investigation in the matter.

According to procedure, the agency has re-registered the Uttar Pradesh Police's FIR that alleges YEIDA had paid Rs 85.49 crore for 57.15 acre of land in seven villages in Mathura for development activities around the 165-km long expressway connecting Greater Noida with Agra, they said.

Earlier, the convict was pronounced guilty by Delhi's Tis Hajari court on December 16. The ex-BJP MP is accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in Unnao in 2017. Singh was alleged to have taken the survivor to Sengar on the pretext of helping her get a job.

Samson, a Padma Shree awardee and also a former chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, has been booked along with the then officers of the Foundation: Chief Accounts Officer TS Murthi, Accounts Officer S Ramachandran, Engineering officer V Srinivasan and proprietor of CARD and Chennai Engineers, they said.

The Central Bureau of India carried out raids ate different locations of Lucknow  and at the residence of a sitting Allahabad High Court Judge on Friday as per sources.

Along with Justice Shukla of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, the agency has also named IM Quddusi, a retired judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court, Bhagwan Prasad Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Education Trust, the trust and private persons Bhavna Pandey and Sudhir Giri in the case, they said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday transferred to the CBI the case of investment of over 2,600 crore of state power employees' provident fund money in scam-hit DHFL, an official said.