CBI raids premises of Jayanthi Natarajan for irregularities in green clearances during UPA-II

More than three years after BJP made “Jayanthi tax” a poll issue, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a corruption case against former Union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan+ for alleged irregularities in granting and stalling green clearances during her tenure in UPA-II.

CBI raided Natarajan’s premises in Chennai on Saturday and the agency alleged that she conspired with a private company in Jharkhand and abused her official position in clearing diversion of forest land for a steel plant in the state.

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