Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta on Friday recommended a probe by CBI or Enforcement Directorate (ED) against BSP chief Mayawati's close aide Naseemuddin Siddiqui in a fresh disproportionate assets case against him.
    
In February also the Lokayukta had recommended to state government a CBI or ED probe against Siddiqui, a former BSP minister, and his wife and BSP MLC Husna Siddiqui for having disproportionate assets in Lucknow and Barabanki.
    
"The complaint of Ashish Sagar Dixit against Siddiqui and his son Afzal Siddiqui of having disproportionate assets in Banda district has been found true after which I have recommended to the state government for a probe by CBI or ED," Justice (retired) NK Mehrotra said.
    
He said that during course of inquiry it was found that six more companies were being run in the name of former minister's son Afzal.
    
There were two separate complaints against Siddiqui and his family and Afzal was co-accused in both of them. The complaint against Siddiqui was lodged by Jagdish Narain Shukla, who had accused the minister and his wife of owning benami properties.

(Agencies)

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