Lucknow: The troubles for former state Family Welfare and Mining Minister and expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha refuses to die down. After facing the heat over his alleged involvement in the NRHM scam, the leader is now under fire of allotting mining lease to his own men.

Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta Justice N K Mehrotra had recommended a CBI probe against Kushwaha.

"There were three complaints against Kushwaha after inquiry into which a probe by either CBI or Director Vigilance after registering an FIR under Prevention of Corruption and Money Laundering Acts has been recommended," Lokayukya Justice Mehrotra said.

Justice Mehrotra said that there were three complaints against Kushwaha, including allotting mining lease to his own men, inviting dummy applications through advertisements in unknown newspapers like Agnipath, Karmyug, Radical Times confined to Banda and Mahoba.

He said that Kushwaha was also accused of issuing mining lease without taking permission of the Union Environment Ministry and allowing use of machines, which was prohibited.

The second complaint is pertaining to parking money in five societies and partnership firms registered in Lucknow, Kanpur and Jhansi. One of the partnership firms named Darpan Mercantile was based in Mumbai, Justice Mehrotra said.

He said that Kushwaha and his wife were also accused of acquiring wealth in two different names.

(JPN/ Bureau)