Lucknow, July 27: A CBI probe has been recommended by the Uttar Pradesh government into the alleged Yamuna expressway scam, which is said to have caused a loss of Rs 126 crore to the expressway industrial development authority, said reports.
The matter is related to purchase of land in Mathura for Yamuna expressway project.
The has now been trasferred to the CBI after it was found that PC Gupta, the former Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) chairman, was directly involved in the scam.
Gupta's involment came to fore after the authority had recently conducted a departmental inquiry, said a News 18 report.
Gupta allegedly purchased 57.1549 hectares of land in seven villages of Mathura at a cost of Rs 85.49 crore with the help of 19 companies. Later, the land was sold at a higher cost to the authority, causing a loss of Rs 126 crore to YEIDA, News 18 report said.
The project was sanctioned during the term of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati. More names may come up during the probe.