CBI seeks adjournment in Taj case
It files an application seeking adjournment in the Rs 175 crore case in which the agency has been asked to seek prosecution against Mayawati.lucknow Updated: May 15, 2007 13:31 IST
The CBI on Tuesday filed an application seeking adjournment in the Rs 175 crore Taj corridor case in which the agency has been asked to seek prosecution against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.
The CBI's request before the designated court of judge Rekha Dikshit came since Governor TV Rajeshwar is yet to give his sanction.
Two days before the counting of votes in the assembly elections, the outgoing chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had sent the CBI's request for sanction to prosecute Mayawati to the governor.
The CBI's petition will come up for hearing in the court later in the afternoon.
The court had given time till May 15 to the CBI for filing the sanction for prosecution before it could take a decision on whether to take cognizance of the investigation report submitted by it on February 15.
On the Supreme Court directions, the CBI had submitted all the material and documents, including the investigation report in the case.
The sources said permission has also been sought for prosecution of former Environment Minister Nassemuddin Siddqi, BSP state secretary, former state Environment Secretary RK Sharma, under secretary Rajendra Prasad and Additional General Manager of NBCC Mahendra Sharma.
First Published: May 15, 2007 13:18 IST