CBI has accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of being responsible for the delay in filing its chargesheet in the disproportionate assets case registered against her and also for making "baseless" charges of harassment and humiliation.
In a 12-page affidavit, the CBI has informed the Supreme Court that on its part it had completed its probe in the DA case against the BSP supremo and her relatives. "...it is the petitioner, who does not want conclusion of the investigation and at the same time is baselessly alleging harassment and humiliation due to ongoing probe.
The so-called delay in conclusion of the probe of the case has been caused by the petitioner herself," the CBI said its counter affidavit in the court. The matter which was listed for hearing on July 13 has been adjourned for two months after Uttar Pradesh's Additional Advocate General Shail Kumar Dwivedi yesterday told a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan that the state government would file a counter to the agency's affidavit.
The CBI, while giving a point-by-point reply to the affidavit filed by Mayawati in the court, said "the petitioner never wanted the investigation to be concluded, which is clear from series of representations filed by the petitioner and her relatives expressing shock." About her claim that a CBI official had visited BSP's Parliament Member Brijesh Pathak's house on or before July 22, 2008 seeking support for UPA government at the Centre, the CBI denied it vehemently saying it was an attempt to malign the reputation of the CBI.