Chargesheet against Mayawati ready: CBI tells SC
CBI has informed the Supreme Court that it was ready with a chargesheet against Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati in the five-year-old disproportionate assets case which the BSP supremo alleged was politically motivated.india Updated: Jul 11, 2009 17:20 IST
CBI has informed the Supreme Court that it was ready with a chargesheet against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in the five-year-old disproportionate assets case which the BSP supremo alleged was politically motivated.
"The competent authority has already taken a decision to file final report under section 173 of the criminal procedure code in the designated trial court," the affidavit filed by the CBI said.
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 on Friday told a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan that the state government would file a counter to the agency's affidavit.
CBI counsel said there has not been any changes in its stand to what the apex court was informed on January 12 when it had said there was enough evidence to prosecute Mayawati in the case.
CBI had questioned her declared assets of Rs One crore in 2003 going up to Rs 50 crore in 2007 and said there was 'ample evidence' to show she had amassed wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income.
Mayawati has claimed that she had received the money through donations from party workers which included meager sums of Rs 5 and Rs 10 which they contributed on her birthday.
The UP CM filed a petition in May 2008 seeking quashing of the criminal proceedings against her in the case alleging it was registered due to 'political reasons'.