SC to hear PIL tomorrow into assets case of CPM leaders

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New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) The Supreme Court will hear a PIL tomorrow seeking a CBI inquiry into the assets of some senior CPM leaders including party general secretary Prakash Karat and his wife Brinda Karat.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan will consider a petition filed by advocate Joydeep Mukherjee who has pleaded for the CBI inquiry against other CPM leaders also, such as Mohammad Salim, Bimal Basu, Vinayak Kumar, Hannan Mollah, Sudhanshu Sil, Lakhim Seit, Nilotpal Basu and Bansgopal Choudhury.

According to the petitioner, the party has about 7000 fulltime workers and they are paid remuneration each at the rate of Rs 3200 per month.

The petitioner has also alleged that these leaders have accumulated assets over worth Rs 200 crore which are beyond their known sources of income.

The petition was filed a few days before the trust vote in the Lok Sabha following the withdrawal of support by the Left parties.

The petitioner did not seek urgent hearing of his petition arguing that it might send an impression that the petition was politically motivated.

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