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UP Lokayukta indicts former labour minister

Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta Justice NK Mehrotra has indicted former labour minister Badshah Singh, who was removed from the post last week, for grabbing government land in Mahoba district.



Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta Justice NK
Mehrotra has indicted former labour minister Badshah Singh,
who was removed from the post last week, for grabbing
government land in Mahoba district.

The Lokayukta in his report sent to Chief Minister
Mayawati on Monday said Singh should not be appointed to any
constitutional post as the land grab charges against him have
been proved.

Justice Mehrotra has also recommended that the land
should be freed from the possession of the minister and given
back to nagar panchayat. A penalty should also be imposed on
the minister, he said.

The report has been sent on a complaint lodged by
Akhilesh Kumar Upadhyaya, who accused Singh of grabbing gram
sabha land.

Justice Mehrotra has also raised question on Badshah
Singh using two `names`.

He said that while in education documents, the minister
mentions his name as Ramendra Singh, he has contested election
as Badshah Singh.

The Lokayukta in the report also said that though the
minister was assessed for tax, he had never paid the same.

On October 5, Chief Minister Mayawati removed Singh and
ordered a vigilance inquiry against him.

The minister has been asked to contest legal battle in
this connection and if proved innocent in the court, he can be
reinstated in the ministry, BSP state president Swami Prasad
Maurya had said in a release.

PTI

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