Sitapur: Tightening its noose around former Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator Om Prakash Gupta, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team raided his residence and other locations owned by him and recovered several important documents.

In search of other important papers, the CBI team also raided the residence of Rice Millers Associations state Vice President Vinay Gupta.

On charges of misbehaving with CBI team, the SP legislator was arrested on April 25. Though he was soon bailed out in the case, he was again arrested in another case and has yet not been granted a bail in the matter. 

The CBI team approached the former legislator in his foodgrain Mandi office to question him regarding foodgrain scam which was reported between 2003 and 2005. Annoyed over the issue the SP leader tore some files of CBI officials and misbehaved with them. Following which he was arrested.

CBI raided his residence near Jail Road, and rice mill, flour mill and foodgrain wholesale outlet owned by the SP leader.

Led by Surendra Rai, the CBI team first conducted the raids at Gupta’s residence. His son and SP legislator Anoop Gupta and other family members were present during the raid.

In the presence of Gupta’s counsel Mukul Mishra, the team thoroughly searched all cupboards, boxes and briefcases to get the important documents. In the raids made at locations owned by Gupta, a telephone dairy, cheque book and few important documents were recovered by the CBI team.

Around 6pm, CBI raided Vinay Gupta’s residence. However, the CBI team could not recover any important document in the raid.

Vinay, who is currently based in Noida with his family, is undergoing treatment in a hospital.

JPN/Bureau