Ms. Mayawati termed the decision to admit disproportionate assets case against her ‘politically motivated.’
In a blow to BSP chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court on Thursday admitted for hearing a against her. Ms. Mayawati termed the decision ‘politically motivated.’
The CBI also said both the Income Tax authorities and the Delhi High Court had already given the BSP chief a clean chit. Ms. Mayawati’s lawyer K.K. Venugopal argued that the top court’s decision to admit this “politically motivated” PIL plea by Kamlesh Verma would be a smear on the purity of the public interest litigation stream.
The PIL had first come for hearing before the Supreme Court of India on 17 January 2014 by a bench of then Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam and Justices Ranjan Gogoi and MY Eqbal. Petitioner was then represented by senior counsel Shanti Bhushan.
The PIL plea has sought the court to direct the CBI to file a fresh FIR for corruption against her.
When the matter came back for hearing, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for CBI submitted that “Issues of donations to Madisproportionate assets caseyawati had been heard by Income tax department and she had been given clean chit in each case”.
The Bench said the plea claimed to have fresh material against Ms. Mayawati, and this should be looked into. Hindu