(Eds: Adding statement from the CBI, additional details) New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) The CBI today carried out searches at 10 locations after registering a case in illegal mining of minor minerals in Uttar Pradesh.Also Read - ‘Talaq, Talaq, Talaq’: UP Man Seeks Divorce After Wife Fails To Take Bathe Daily

The case has been registered recently against nine people, including an Assistant Geologist of Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, the agency said. Also Read - JEECUP 2021 3rd Counselling Session Schedule to Release Today: Here's How to Check it at jeecup.nic.in

The searches took place in Delhi, Lucknow, Bhiwani, Sonipat, Panipat, Baghpat and Aligarh. Also Read - SP Workers Purify Places Visited by UP CM Yogi Adityanath With Gangajal; Booked

The case has been registered against Adal Singh, the then Assistant Geologist, Shamli, and Amir Siddiqui, J P Pandey, Vikas Verma, Amrendra Singh alias Pintu Singh, Satish Kumar, Sandeep Rathi, Mangal Sain Verma and Ramesh Kumar Gahalyan and some other unidentified persons.

“Earlier, in pursuant to the order dated July 28, 2016 passed in PIL No. 22482/2016 and order dated September 30, 2016 passed in PIL No.29115/2016 of High Court of Allahabad, a preliminary enquiry was registered on February 23, 2017 to probe into the alleged illegal mining of minor minerals in District Shamli, (Uttar Pradesh),” CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said.

The FIR has been registered after the preliminary enquiry, he said.

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