The investigation has found that the land was registered in the name of a cooperative society, Adarsh Krishi Sahkari Samiti. The land was later sold to friends and relatives of Umbha village head Yagyadutt in 2017.
The police claimed that during their investigation they found the 10 persons were named by the main accused — village pradhan Yagyadutt — and his aides during interrogation, but none of them were present at the spot of the firing incident or had any links with the culprits.
Yagyadutt, his brothers Nidhidutt and Devdutt, and several others are lodged in the Sonbhadra district jail for allegedly killing 11 Gond tribals and injuring 21 others by firing at them indiscriminately over the land dispute on the same day.
The Congress general secretary's visit to Umbha village, nearly a month after she was prevented from going there by the local administration, was mocked by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and BSP leader Mayawati.
Priyanka Gandhi will also talk to the affected families about the development works in the Umbha village and try to get first-hand account of the steps taken by the government for their security after the incident, party sources said.
Addressing a press conference, Adityanath said departmental proceedings were initiated against Sonbhadra DM Ankit Kumar Agrawal and SP Salmantaj Patil. The disciplinary action comes a day after Additional chief secretary (revenue) submitted a report to the government.