Lucknow: Two former BSP ministers arrested in connection with alleged multi-crore Labour and Construction Co-operative Federation (LACCFED) scam in Uttar Pradesh were on Saturday remanded in police custody for 24 hours by a local court.
    
In-charge district and sessions judge S N Agnihotri remanded former ministers Rangnath Mishra and Chandradeo Ram Yadav on an application moved by investigating officer Deputy SP A P Gangwar.
    
The remand of the two ministers, who are already in jail, would start from 9 am on Sunday.
    
In the remand application it was stated that there was an allegation of the ministers involvement in a scam of more than rupees two crore, the prosecution said, adding that during investigation, it came to light that the accused have made benami properties worth several crore rupees and they need to be interrogated on the matter.
    
The agency had sought three days remand. Earlier on February 2, district and sessions judge KK Sharma had rejected the bail applications of the two ministers after which they were arrested.
    
Mishra, Yadav along with others are accused of embezzling LACCFED fund to the tune of several crore rupees.

(Agencies)

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