Greater Noida, UP: A six-member team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was attacked and made to ‘run for their lives’ by a mob of unruly villagers here on Saturday, in a bid to impede their probe in a land fraud case.

The CBI team, which is investigating the Rs 126 crore Yamuna Expressway land fraud case, reached Greater Noida’s Sunpura village to make further inquiries but was met with bellicose residents, who in a bid to thaw their investigation, brutally attacked them.

Two of the CBI officers are believed to have sustained minor injuries, while others got away with small bruises.

A case has been filed against the mob with the Ecotech Police Station.


According to the police, the accused Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) officials, including former CEO PC Gupta, in a tie-up with some private firms had purchased around 57 hectares of “useless” land in 2014 from seven villages of Mathura in lieu of compensation to their owners by the authority.

But the compensation amount was reported to be much higher than what was defined by the authority for those purchases.

In doing so, the police said that the accused not only caused loss to the YEIDA but also made personal gains fraudulently.