New Delhi, May 1: The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its order on a plea by former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in a disproportionate assets case lodged by the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI).
An apex court bench headed by Justice P. Sathasivam reserved the order on the conclusion of arguments. Maywati’s counsel Harish Salve told the court that it had never ordered any probe by the CBI into alleged disproportionate assets of the former chief minister.
Senior counsel Salve told the court that it had ordered investigations into Taj Corridor case and there was no direction to probe the alleged disproportionate assets of the former chief minister.
The former chief minister had filed a petition in May 2008 seeking quashing of the criminal proceedings against her in the case lodged by the CBI over eight years ago, alleging it as an act of political vendetta.
However, the investigating agencies Tuesday contended that it had undertaken the investigation into the alleged disproportionate assets of Mayawati on the direction of the apex court’s order.