Amid ongoing election season, the officer from CBI, who was probing the role of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in illegal sand mining, stands transferred.
The officer in question is DIG Gagandeep Gambhir from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The CBI officer has been transferred to anti-corruption ACIII from special crime unit SCII.
It need be mentioned that Anish Prasad, who was deputy director of CBI, will now be investigating the sand mining scam.
On Saturday, CBI carried out searches at 12 places in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in an ongoing investigation of a case relating to alleged illegal mining of minerals in Hamirpur.
During the searches, incriminating material pertaining to illegal sand mining, including huge cash and gold were recovered.
Yadav held the charge of Mining Ministry between 2012 to July 2013 and hence can come under scanner in the ongoing probe. CBI sources also confirmed that all those who held portfolios at the time of the scam will be investigated.