The police on Tuesday booked Rao Kamalbir, Janata Dal-United president of Haryana, for allegedly storing illegally mined material in his farmhouse at Gairatpur Baas village in Gurgaon.
A case under Section 379 (Theft), 411 (Dishonestly, receiving stolen property), 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 120B was registered at the Badshahpur police station.
Yadav is the younger brother of Haryana cabinet minister Rao Narbir Singh and is a resident of Gurgaon, the police said.
According to the police, they received a complaint against the accused on Tuesday from the officials of the mining department. The mining department received information that more than 50 trucks of illegally mined material were stored in a farmhouse in village Gairatpur Baas. The farmhouse belongs to Rao Kamalbir and he was not present at the spot, the police said.
A team of police officials and the assistant mining engineer visited the spot and checked the material. It was found that the material had been illegally mined from an area in Mewat and village Teekli where mining is banned.
RS Thakran, assistant mining engineer (Mewat and Gurgaon) said, “The people present in the farmhouse failed to produce any supporting papers regarding the stored building material. We were sure the stock maintained was brought from the two mining areas where it is banned.”
A large quantity of stones and dust were recovered from Yadav’s farmhouse, the police said.
ACP (Crime) Hawa Singh said, “We have registered a case and are conducting an investigation. The owner of the farmhouse was not present and has been asked to submit bills and supporting documents for the stored material.”