Probe over in Mulayam assets case
The CBI on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it has completed the Preliminary Enquiry into the alleged accumulation of disproportionate assets by former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and four of his family members.
The CBI said it was willing to place the status report directly before the Supreme Court for its perusal, if necessary and sought direction enabling it “to proceed further in the matter without reference to the central government/state government.”
In an application filed before the court, the probe agency said, “in the event a Preliminary Enquiry undertaken by the CBI discloses commission of offences by persons concerned, a Regular Case is registered and investigation in accordance with law is undertaken.”
The CBI said that in the matter of registration of case, it “does not make a reference either to the Central Government or the State Government.” On a PIL by advocate Viswanath Chaturvedi, the court had ordered a preliminary enquiry into allegations against Mulayam Singh Yadav, his sons-Akhilesh and Prateek and daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav.
1993 Mumbai blast case
The Supreme Court on Friday exempted the 1993 Bombay serial blasts case convicts from filing a typed copy of the voluminous judgment alongwith their appeal against the conviction order.
GM crop irregularities
The apex court has asked the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) Chairman, Co-Chairman and the Member-Secretary to respond to a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against them for violating the court’s order restraining GEAC from further approving field trials of genetically modified crops.