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FIRs against N Siddiqui and B S Kushwaha

Screenshot_1On Wednesday FIRs were lodged against Mayawati’s ministers Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Babu Singh Kushwaha and seventeen others for their alleged involvement in the Rs.1,410.50 Crore memorial scam in Uttar Pradesh.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after taking charge in 2012, he had ordered a Lok Ayukta probe immediately and also in December 2013 he ordered for legal proceeding in the large scale irregularities in construction of memorials and parks when Mayawati was chief minister.

During an initial probe, a total of 199 persons were indicted by Lokayukta Justice (Now Retd) N K Mehrotra for fund irregularities in the construction of 14 memorials and parks in Lucknow and Noida.  The Lok Ayukta had also recommended all their properties be probed for assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

This is the first time since Akhilesh instituted a commission of inquiry to investigate the alleged scams of Rs.40,000 crore by the BSP government, that FIRs have been lodged against prominent ministers in the Mayawati government.

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420 UP riot victims have been shifted to buildings from Muzaffarnagar relief camps

UP RIOT CAMPThe reports of children dying at relief camps, the Uttar Pradesh government shifted 420 riot victims from Loee Camp to vacant buildings to protect them from severe cold waves sweeping the states. More 63 riot victims are going to be shifted to vacant buildings soon.

The principal secretary of Uttar Pradesh Health Department, Praveen Kumar on Tuesday visited the Loee Camp in Muzaffarnagar and four camps in Shamli to check the arrangement of medical facilities in the camp.

According to the report, at least 34 children below the age of 12 years have died in the relief camps in the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts.

The Union Home Ministry has asked the state government about the number of children who have died so far at the relief camps in the western UP, the reason for their deaths and the steps taken to prevent further casualties.