SC issues notices to Mulayam Singh Yadav, family members

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, his MP son Akhilesh Yadav, daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav and other son Prateek Yadav on an application filed by CBI, seeking further directions from it in the disproportionate assets case against them.

A bench comprising Justices C K Thakker and Altamas Kabir granted four weeks time to the respondents to file their responses.

CBI, in its application, has informed the Supreme Court that the preliminary enquiry against Mr Yadav and his family members is complete and it is ready to file the status report before the court to seek further directions in the matter.

Vishwanath Chaturvedi, the petitioner, has sought a CBI inquiry against the Yadavs for allegedly acquiring assets worth over Rs 100 crore through corrupt means, during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

The apex court had directed the CBI on March 1 of this year to conduct preliminary investigation to find out whether a prima facie case is made out against them.

If the court permits, CBI may register a regular case and file a chargesheet under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

UNI

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