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CBI files third status report in UP PF scam

The CBI on Wednesday filed the third status report in the Uttar Pradesh Provident Fund scam case probe in which names of judicial officers including the judges of high court and one from apex court have cropped up.

delhi Updated: Apr 01, 2009 12:45 IST

The CBI on Wednesday filed the third status report in the Uttar Pradesh Provident Fund scam case probe in which names of judicial officers including the judges of high court and one from apex court have cropped up.

The investigating agency informed the court that the probe was continuing and report of hand-writing experts from CFSL was awaited which will take around two weeks.

Solicitor General G E Vahanvati informed the court that there are several accused who have no incriminating materials against them and their bail pleas have been pending for quite a long time.

A Bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat asked the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court to see that the bail application of some accused be considered at the earliest.

The Bench said that the CBI can proceed against the main accused Ashutosh Asthana, a treasury official, under the Prevention of Corruption Act and there was no need of any order from this Court.

The court posted the matter for further hearing on April 30.

The names of 34 members of judiciary have cropped up in the scam include an apex court judge, seven Allahabad High Court judges, six retired High Court judges and 12 judges from subordinate judiciary in Uttar Pradesh.