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Allahabad high court dismisses PIL demanding CBI probe into Mayawati land

Petitioner Sandeep Bhatt had alleged that former UP chief minister Mayawati had got a vast stretch of land allotted in her family’s name by misusing her position and got illegal construction done on it in Badalpur, her native village in Gautam Budh Nagar.

lucknow Updated: Aug 27, 2018 18:36 IST
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The Allahabad high court had in 2017 served a notice on four-time UP chief minister Mayawati, her brother Anand Kumar and father Prabhu Dayal in a case in which she is accused of getting agricultural land use changed and transferring the land to her family members.(HT File Photo)

The Allahabad high court on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati demanding a CBI probe into an alleged land scam.

Petitioner Sandeep Bhatt had alleged that the former UP chief minister had got a vast stretch of land allotted in her family’s name by misusing her position and got illegal construction done on it in Badalpur, her native village in Gautam Budh Nagar.

A bench of Chief Justice DB Bhonsle and Justice Yashwant Verma dismissed the petition.

Earlier the Allahabad high court had in 2017 served a notice on the four-time UP chief minister, her brother Anand Kumar and father Prabhu Dayal in a case in which the Dalit leader is accused of getting the agricultural land use changed and transferring the land to her family members.

Mayawati has a huge mansion built on this land, the petitioner said, alleging that Mayawati, between 2002-2005, purchased over 50 bighas of agricultural land from farmers and got the construction done without following procedure.

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 18:36 IST