Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday
directed the Centre, the Uttar Pradesh government and the CBI
to file replies on a PIL seeking a CBI probe into alleged
financial irregularities in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural
Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the state.
The Lucknow Bench, comprising justices Pradip Kant and
Devendra Kumar Upadhaya, issued the order on a PIL filed by a
local scribe, petitioner`s counsel Gaurav Mehrotra said.
The PIL sought directions for a CBI inquiry into alleged
embezzlement of funds earmarked for MGNREGS in seven districts
-- Kushinagar, Gonda, Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Sant Kabirnagar,
Mahoba and Balrampur districts.
The Bench fixed January three for further hearing on the
matter, the counsel said.