LACCFED scam: Former MD admits ‘giving kickbacks to BSP ministers’

B P Singh, former managing director of the Labour and Construction Co-operative Federation (LACCFED), has reportedly admitted to having given kickbacks to several former ministers in the Mayawati government during questioning by officials of the special investigation bureau (SIB) of the police co-operative cell.

Singh, who was arrested on Wednesday, was questioned by SIB officials before he was produced in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ravi Kant, which sent him to judicial custody.

Co-operative cell Director-General Suvrat Tripathi said Singh said he had given kickbacks in cash to several former ministers for getting construction projects for the agency.

A P Gangwar, Deputy Superintendent of Police of the SIB, said Singh named former labour minister Badshah Singh, former animal husbandry minister Awadhpal Singh Yadav, former secondary education minister Rangnath Mishra, former institutional finance minister Nand Gopal Gupta 'Nandi', former small-scale industries minister Chandradev Ram Yadav, former minister for minority welfare Anees Ahmed alias Phool Babu and former minister Babu SIngh Kushwaha.

"We are verifying his statement," said Gangwar.

While Badshah Singh has been arrested, Rangnath Mishra and Chandradev Ram Yadav are absconding.

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