The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it clear that the CBI has not been prohibited from probing the disproportionate assets case against BSP supremo Mayawati and issued notice to the Centre, CBI and former UP chief minister on a plea to review its verdict that quashed the DA case.
A bench of justices P Sathasivam and Dipak Misra issued notice and made it clear that it would only clarify its July 6 verdict, quashing the DA case against Mayawati, on a review petition filed in the case.
"We issue notice to the Union of India, CBI and Mayawati only for this clarification," the bench said.
The court during the argument made it clear that the CBI "is at liberty to probe the DA case and they can approach the government for this."
"We never said that CBI has no power to investigate. It can do so, but has to get sanction from the state government," the bench said.
The bench further said its verdict quashing the DA case was not to protect anyone.