Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting searches at 22 locations in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi, including three residential premises, of ex-UP Minister Gayatri Parajapti in having links with illegal mining scam, reports officials.

Mr. Prajapati has held mining portfolio during Samajwadi Party Government-led by Akhilesh Yadav.

The case concerning violation of laws in giving mining leases in several districts of the state, added the officials.

More details are awaited.

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