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SC issues notices to UP CM and his family on corruption

THE SUPREME Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and other members of his family, on a PIL alleging that they had "amassed wealth and property disproportionate to their known sources of income by misusing their power and authority".

india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 12:55 IST

Hard look at Mulayam’s assets

THE SUPREME Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and other members of his family, on a PIL alleging that they had "amassed wealth and property disproportionate to their known sources of income by misusing their power and authority".

A bench headed by Justice Ruma Pal issued the notices on the PIL, filed by one Vishwanath Chaturvedi, seeking a direction to the Centre to probe the allegations and initiate criminal prosecution against the CM and other members of his family.

Property list

Land measuring 23,876 sq ft at Vikramaditya Marg in Lucknow, worth Rs 35 lakh

EC knows of plots in the names of Mulayam’s brother-in-law and first wife Malti Devi, agricultural land and flat in Etawa, Rs 26 lakh in FD, shares worth Rs 21 lakh

Allegation of four benami properties at Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Among others who were issued notices were Mulayam's son Akhilesh Yadav (a Lok Sabha member), his wife Dimple Yadav and stepson Prateek Yadav. The court also sought translated copies of several sale deeds annexed by the petitioner. (The deeds were in Hindi.)

The petition said Mulayam had under the UP Ministers and Legislators (Publication of Assets and Liabilities) Act, 1975 -- which makes it mandatory for legislators to disclose their assets -- revealed only one residential plot at Etawa and three bighas agriculural land and one house in his village.

However, since then he and his family members had amassed wealth and property well beyond their known sources of income. The petition stated the members of Mulayam's family had no source of income other than their full-time political activities. They had also undervalued the property while disclosing them, it alleged.