Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav on Monday sacked Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati and Panchayti Raj Minister Raj Kishore Singh over allegations of corruption, reports said.
Prajapati faces several serious corruption charges, including kickbacks in mining contracts, land-grabbing and extortion.
Kishore was accused of land-grabbing.
Prajapati’s removal comes days after the High Court rejected the state government’s plea to withdraw an order for a CBI probe into alleged illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh.
The Allahabad High Court had on July 28 directed the CBI to investigate the matter, including the role of Government officials, and submit a report within six weeks.
-India Blooms News Service
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