Banda: BSP's national general secretary and former minister in previous Mayawati government Naseemuddin Siddiqui might have got relief in Taj Corridor case, but the UP vigilance department has started tightening noose around him in disproportionate assets case.

A two-member-team of vigilance officials on Wednesday visited Banda in this regard. The team members went to Kotawali, registrar office, RTO and Income Tax departments to collect proofs concerning to the case.

Activist Ashish Sagar had earlier registered complaint with UP Lokyukta on November 30, 2011, accusing the former UP minister of earning assets disproportionate to his known source of income. After this, the Lokayukta on 24th August 2011 had ordered for a probe into Siddiqui’s assets by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate.

Acting on the recommendations by Lokayukta, the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on September 20, 2012 handed over the case to state vigilance department for probe.

The vigilance team comprising Inspector Bharat Ratra Vasne from Lucknow and Inspector Ram Subodh from Allahabad also met the activist Sagar to collect information about his complaint against the minister.

The complainant informed the vigilance team that the former minister and his close relatives including son Afzal and brother Zameeruddin held disproportionate assets worth crores of rupees.


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