UP CM Asks CBI to Probe State Power Corp's Investment of Employees' Fund in Scam-hit DHFL
Yogi Adityanath said till the CBI takes over the matter, it will be investigated by Economic Offences Wing of the state police.
FIle photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday transferred to the CBI the ongoing probe into the investment of UP power corporation's employees provident fund money in scam-hit DHFL, an official said here.
Till the CBI takes over the matter, it should be investigated by DG EOW, the chief minister directed.
The issue has sparked a major controversy, especially since DHFL's promoters were recently grilled by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over their alleged links with a front company owned by Iqbal Mirchi, a former aide of gangster and drug dealer Dawood Ibrahim.
Following the ED probe, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had even imposed restrictions on withdrawal for money from the company.
"The issue of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) investment in DHFL is serious. Strict action will be taken against whoever is guilty. All the personnel of UPPCL are members of my family, the government will ensure that no one is hurt," State Power Minister Shrikant Sharma said in a tweet on Saturday.
Two persons were arrested later on Saturday in connection with the case and an FIR was registered at Lucknow's Hazratganj police station. While one of the accused was identified as PK Gupta and arrested from Agra, the other arrested, Sudhanshu Trivedi, was held from Lucknow.
(With PTI inputs)
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Rare 'Ice-Volcanoes' Erupting on Oval Beach Along Lake Michigan Leave Viewers in Awe
- Allu Arjun Song Botta Bomma is a TikTok Blockbuster
- Xiaomi Enters Your Bathroom With Mi Electric Toothbrush T300; Yes, You Read That Right
- Bad News! TikTok is Getting a Family Mode: Parents Can Set Time Limits And Disable DMs
- Hot or Cold? Dinosaurs Could Regulate Their Own Body Temperature, Finds New Study