SC asks Mulayam, family to file I-T returns
However, the Bench kept open to examine the bonafide of the petitioner after Yadav's counsel alleged that his credentials have to be examined.Updated: Jun 07, 2006 11:41 IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son Akhilesh and other members of the family to place before it returns of the income tax and wealth tax filed by them for the assessment years of 2001-2006.
The order to the effect was passed by a vacation Bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice CK Thakker on a petition filed by one Vishwanath Chaturvedi from Uttar Pradesh alleging that the Chief Minister and his family members have accumulated assets more than their known source of income.
However, the Bench kept open to examine the bonafide of the petitioner after Yadav's counsel Mukul Rohtagi alleged that his credentials have to be examined.
Chaturvedi, in his petition, has alleged that the Chief Minister has amassed wealth worth crores of rupees by corrupt means and misusing his official position.
First Published: Jun 07, 2006 11:41 IST