CBI to proceed against UP CM Mayavathi
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in a disproportionate assets case. The CBI had registered the FIR against Mayawati on October 5, 2003 after the apex court had ordered the agency to investigate the Rs 175 crore Taj Heritage Corridor scam.
The CBI filed an affidavit in the apex court saying it will shortly file a chargesheet in the disproportionate assets case. It said there was ample evidence to show that she amassed wealth disproportionate to her known source of income. The affidavit said that investigations into the case has been concluded and there is sufficient evidence to chargesheet her.
CBI was responding to the notice issued to it on the petition filed by Mayawati seeking quashing of the criminal proceedings against her in the case alleging that it was foisted on her due to political reasons.