The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said the role of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be examined in illegal sand mining case.
Officials said Yadav was holding additional charge of the mining department between 2012 and June 2013. Another former minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who held the portfolio of the mining department, is also likely to be summoned by the CBI in the case, they said.
Earlier on Saturday, the agency carried out searches at 12 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in connection with the illegal sand mining case.
The residences of senior officers, including IAS officer B Chandrakala, who is famous on social media for her anti-corruption crusade, were also raided in connection with the case, officials said.
The searches were spread across multiple districts including Jalaun, Hamirpur, Lucknow and also in the national capital, they added.
The agency had taken up the case on the instructions of Allahabad High Court.