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LACCFED Scam: Court Acquits 7 Including 3 Maya Ministers

Published: 10th February 2015 12:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2015 12:30 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

LUCKNOW: A court here today let off seven persons including three ministers of the previous Mayawati government in the case relating to alleged embezzlement in Labour and Construction Co-operative Federation (LACCFED).

Special sessions court has acquitted former UP secondary education minister Rangnath Mishra, former labour minister Badshah Singh and former small scale industries minister Chandradev Ram Yadav in the case of embezzlement in Labour and Construction Co-operative Federation (LACCFED).

The court also acquitted three others-- Deepak Dave, the then Manager of a Bank, former PRO Praveen Kumar Singh and Ram Bodh Maurya, then an IPS officer.

The court has held seven other accused guilty in this matter, to whom the sentence will be pronounced on February 11.

Special Judge (PC Act) Lallu Singh passed the order today.

As per the allegations, huge money was embezzled in connection with various works related to LACCFED.

The FIR was logged by Alok Dixit, the then GM (Administration) of LACCFED under various sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act including embezzlement and cheating etc.

The Special investigation Branch had investigated this scam.

The court held guilty seven accused namely Brahm Prakash Singh, the then GM LACFED, Pankaj Tripathi, the then MD, Govind Sharan Srivastava, the then chief engineer, DK Sahu, the then executive engineer, Sanjay Kumar and Ajay Dohrey, the then engineers and accountant Anil Agrawal.

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