SC to hear plea on MP CM's illicit assets on Friday

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court will hear on friday the petition filed by Leader of the Opposition in Madhya Pradesh seeking prosecution of State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and his wife for aquiring assets beyond their known sources of income.

The case has been filed under the Prevention of Corruotipn Act.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice R V Raveendran fixed the date of hearing today after the matter was mentioned before the court for urgent hearing.

According to the petitioner, Jamuna Devi, who is the Leader of the Opposition in Madhya Pradesh, the State Chief Minister and his wife are aquiring assets through corrupt means in collusion with the JP Industries and they had aquired a number of trucks and were instrumental in giving benefits to the industrial houses in the State.

The petitioner has also alleged that she had approached almost every authority including the police in the State but no action was taken against Mr Chauhan, as he is the Head of the State and restricting the free and fair investigation.

Hence, the matter should be investigated by an independent agency like CBI, she demanded.


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