New Delhi, Dec 25: The Central Bureau of Investigation has taken over the probe into an alleged Rs 126 crore scam in buying land in Mathura for the Yamuna Expressway project, which connects Noida with Agra and named former CEO P.C. Gupta and 20 others in its FIR.
A senior CBI official said that the central probe agency has registered the case on the recommendation of the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the purchase of large areas of land in Mathura for the Yamuna Expressway project.
Former chief minister and Samajwadi party chief Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated 165-km expressway project in 2012, which was started by former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati in 2009.
The CBI got permission from the central government to probe the case in October.
In it’s complaint the state government alleged that the land for Yamuna Expressway was purchased in seven Mathura villages by the then Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority for Rs 85 crore in 2014 which resulted in a loss of Rs 126 crore to the state government.
The case was earlier registered at Kasna police station in Gautam Buddha Nagar.