Yogi's Principal Secretary accused of seeking bribe worth Rs 25 lakh, CM orders probe
Businessman named Abhishek Gupta complained against Goel to Governor Ram Naik.
Taking stock of the situation, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday sought a probe in the case.
Bharatiya Janta Party also filed a case, but against the complainant Abhishek Gupta instead; saying "he has been threatening SP Goel by sending letters to Goel by using 'fake letterheads' of various party leaders.
Lucknow resident Abhishek Gupta alleges that Principal Secy to Uttar Pradesh CM, SP Goyal,demanded bribe of Rs 25 lakh from him, says, 'First he demanded it indirectly, later asked for Rs 25 lakh.' Gupta approached authorities over issues related to setting up of his petrol pump. pic.twitter.com/JmOU4MNe8g
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No action has been taken against Goel so far.
What was the matter?
The complainant Abhishek Gupta wanted to open a petrol pump, for which he needed land close to main road. Several officers supported Gupta for the same, but when the file reached CM office, Principal Secretary declined the proposal, thereafter an allegation was levied on him that he has sought a bribe of Rs25 lakh in lieu of the favour.
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