CBI can investigate DA case against Mayawati: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said CBI is free to investigate the disproprotionate assets case against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati that could spell fresh trouble for her.
A bench of justices P Sathasivam and Dipak Misra, who had quashed the proceedings against her on July 6 last year, said that it had passed the earlier order without going into the merit of DA case against her. It said the FIR in the DA case was quashed because the agency proceeded against her without properly understanding its orders which were confined to Taj Corridor case.
It clarified that the judgement has not taken away CBI's power to proceed against her in a separate DA case. "CBI can investigate the disproportionate assets case against her," the bench said adding that it would pass an order clarifying the earlier judgment.
The stage is set for a fresh round of argument on the highly publicised Lokpal bill in Parliament. The Samajwadi Party has made it clear that it would oppose the Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
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