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SC to hear plea against Maya in assets case

Bhadra Sinha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 04, 2012
First Published: 23:22 IST(4/10/2012) | Last Updated: 23:24 IST(4/10/2012)

BSP supremo Mayawati appears to be in a legal tangle again. The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday decided to hear a petition seeking review of its earlier verdict quashing the CBI's disproportionate assets (DA) case against the former UP chief minister.

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A bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam fixed October 9 to hear the review petition filed by Kamlesh Verma, a Lucknow resident.

Verma was an intervener in the petition filed by Mayawati in the SC for quashing the corruption case against her. He moved his review plea two days after the SC verdict.

Seeking the review, the petitioner contended that the SC had decided the case merely on technical grounds without appreciating the evidence collected by the CBI against Mayawati.

“The judgment under review belies the requirement of public policy that cases of corruption by public servants cannot be dealt with by courts with a technical approach. Even if there was some technical flaw in the probe, the same could not have been given precedence over the overwhelming evidence collected by the CBI…” Verma stated in his petition.


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