Supreme Court gives clean chit to Mayawati

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 06, 2012 06:48 hrs

New Delhi, July 6 (IBNS) The Supreme Court on Friday quashed a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in a disproportionate assets case filed against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati.

The court said there was no justification in filing of the case (in 2003) against Mayawati as it had only directed it earlier to probe the Taj Corridor case.

The judges said CBI had only been directed to probe the Taj Corridor case.

"There´s no material against her available to this court," the judges said.

The court said the CBI proceeded against the UP politician without understanding their order and clarified that it had only been concerned about the Taj corridor scam and not other issues.

The judges said they did not order probing of disproportionate assets of Mayawati.

Lodging of an FIR against Mayawati in the DA case was unwarranted, the court said.

Mayawati had said the cases against her were politically motivated.

The CBI had charged Mayawati with corruption and amassing of wealth from unknown sources of income.

"CBI had started all the cases with mala fide intentions during the BJP regime," said the lawyer of Mayawati.

"The court today said the case was illegal and without jurisdiction. The court called all the proceedings illegal and quashed them," said the lawyer.

that charged the former chief minister with massive corruption and owning assets that cannot be explained against her sources of income. The judges said that the CBI was not justified in filing the case against the politician in the first place.

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