Supreme Court quashes CBI probe against Mayawati in DA case

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New Delhi, Jul 6: The Supreme Court on Friday scrapped the FIR which was filed against BSP supremo Mayawati by the CBI in connection to disproportionate assets (DA) case. The SC said the CBI failed to make any pursue criminal proceedings against Mayawati owing to lack of material evidence against the latter.

The CBI, although had said that there was enough proof that Mayawati had amassed wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income, the latter said she had received the money mainly as donations contributed by party workers.

The BSP chief had filed a petition in May 2008 seeking invalidation of all criminal proceedings that had been lodged by the CBI eight years ago over the DA case. The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister alleged it was a politically-motivated move by the former NDA government at the Centre to malign her, the view which the BJP did not support.

The investigative agency, however, rubbished her claims that it had fixed the DA case. The CBI had said that her declared assets of Rs 1 crore had shot up to Rs 50 crore within four years.

Mayawati further said that the apex court bench should ask the CBI to consider the aspect of the order passed by the Income Tax Tribunal which said her income was genuine. The order also got the backing of the Delhi High Court.

The CBI, in its affidavit filed last September, had alleged that a 'criminal nexus' existed between Mayawati and her kin and the DA case allegations against her could not be settled just on the basis of conclusions made by the IT department. Mayawati had said that the DA allegations should have been closed once the IT authorities approved of her tax assessments.

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