New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday carried out raids at 22 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, including at properties of former UP minister Gayatri Prajapati. Also Read - CBI Arrests ex-Congress Minister Roshan Baig in IMA Ponzi Scam Case

Prajapati’s properties have come under the rader in connection with an illegal mining case. Gayatri Prajapati had held the mining portfolio during the Samajwadi Party government under Akhilesh Yadav. Also Read - Hathras Case: CBI Team Takes Four Accused to Gujarat For Polygraph, Brain Mapping Test

The former Samajwadi Party leader is lodged in jail since March 2017 on charges of gang raping a woman apart from illegal mining in the state.

A CBI team reached his premises, including office and began interrogating his family members and employees over matters related to benami property and wealth.

It might be recalled that in January 2017, a woman had alleged that Prajapati, then a Minister, had called her and her daughter to his residence on the pretext of giving a mining contract and he and his men had raped the two.

With inputs from agencies