The special CBI court hearing the Taj Corridor case, involving Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, on Wednesday deferred the hearing on the matter till June 1 after one of the accused sought time to file a rejoinder on the CBI's reply on his intervention application challenging a court order sanctioning prosecution in the case.
The court first set June 2 as the date for next hearing but later on the request of CBI counsel, who said officials could not be able to attend the proceedings on that day, preponed the hearing to June 1.
Former UP Secretary (Environment) RK Sharma, one of the six accused, sought time to file a rejoinder on CBI's intervention application challenging a court order sanctioning prosecution in the case.
Special judge (anti-corruption) Rekha Dixit deferred the matter after Sharma's counsel said that he needed time to file rejoinder on the CBI's reply.
The CBI, which was given time till May 15 for filing the sanction for prosecution of the six accused persons including Mayawati, did not file the sanction on Wednesday.
The agency had on May 15 moved an adjournemnt application seeking time to file the same.
The counsels for the CBI on Wednesday filed their reply on the intervention application of Sharma in which the agency had contested his locus standi in the matter.
They, however, did not mention anything about the sanction nor did the matter come up in the court during the brief hearing on Wednesday.