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SC issues notice to Mayawati, CBI in disproportionate assets case


New Delhi: The Supreme Court issued a notice to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday after hearing a petition in connection with a disproportionate assets case against her.

The petition sought the registration of a fresh disproportionate assets case against Mayawati. The apex court has given a month’s time for the BSP supremo, CBI and the Centre to file their responses.

The Supreme Court had on July 6, 2012 quashed the nine-year-long disproportionate assets case against Mayawati and had pulled up the CBI for exceeding its jurisdiction by lodging an FIR against her without any direction from it.

The apex court had then said that the disproportionate assets case against Mayawati was “unwarranted” and that the agency proceeded against her without properly understanding its orders which were confined to the Taj Corridor case relating to the release of Rs 17 crore by the UP government allegedly without sanction.