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CBI case against Mulayam has 288 mistakes: Amar Singh

delhi Updated: Feb 11, 2009 05:34 IST

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday criticised the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and said its report to the Supreme Court in a disproportionate assets case filed against party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had "288 mistakes".

He also said the probe agency was acting at the behest of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government.

Singh told reporters here: "The CBI's status report to the Supreme Court in the case has 288 mistakes. Not one, two or three, it has 288 mistakes."

"And what are the mistakes?" he asked, adding: "It is just an addition of 288 zeroes. The value of a car worth Rs.7.5 lakh (Rs.750,000) increased to Rs.15 lakh (Rs.1.5 million)."

Singh was referring to a November 2005 public interest litigation pending in the Supreme Court charging Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family with acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

The petition was filed by Vishwanath Chaturvedi, a former Congress worker and a Lucknow-based lawyer.

"I ask Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to send Mulayam Singh to jail if he is guilty," Amar Singh said.

He went on: "There is no deal within a deal and we did not support the government in the trust vote (in parliament on July 22 last year) over the (India-US) nuclear deal in return for withdrawal of the case against Mulayam Singh. We supported them to ensure that a secular government does not fall."

The case came up before the apex court on Tuesday.