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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against former Chairman of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority P C Gupta and 20 others in Rs 126 crore land scam where the authority purchased land in Mathura for the expressway project.

The UP government had recommended a CBI probe in the matter in July 2018.

It was alleged that Gupta, through a nexus of officers and employees of YEIDA, purchased over 57 hectares of land in seven villages in Mathura at a cost of Rs 85.49 crore with the help of 19 companies. Later, this land was sold to YEIDA at a higher cost to the authority, which caused a loss of Rs 126 crore.