CBI on Monday filed before the Supreme Court a detailed report relating to the investigation carried by it on the issue of citizenship of controversial Lok Sabha MP from Assam Mani Kumar Subba. The report in sealed cover was placed before a Bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan.
The Court had earlier asked the CBI to file a report on Subba's citizenship after a PIL filed by a Noida-based man Birendra Nath Singh, alleged that the lottery baron from Assam was a Nepalese citizen and had escaped to India after a case of murder was registered against him in early 1970's.
The Lok Sabha MP from Tezpur had claimed that he was born in Dadgram village in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and his parents had migrated from Singtam village in Sikkim.
The PIL had alleged that Subba has changed his name from Mani Raj Limbo after fleeing from Nepal.