SC to hear Mayawati's petition on May 15

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New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) The Supreme Court today fixed May 15 for hearing of the petition filed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster Mayawati seeking to drop the criminal proceedings against her in disproportionate assets case due to her alleged involvement in the multi-crore Taj Corridor scandal.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, fixed the date when the matter was mentioned for early hearing before the court.

Ms Mayawati has contended that the case is politically motivated and there is no evidence showing her involvement in the case.

Ms Mayawati is facing allegations of acquiring assets worth over Rs 100 cr through corrupt means by misusing her official status as Chief Minister of the state and is facing trial under the Prevention of Corruption Act for acquiring assets disproportionate to her known sources of income.

The investigation in Taj Corridor case was ordered by the Supreme Court and CBI was directed to conduct the investigation.

UNI SC SV RP NS1437

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