Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that he and his sons, Akhilesh and Prateek, were innocent and had been falsely implicated in a disproportionate assets case. Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that no evidence had been found against him and his sons in the preliminary probe of the CBI.

In fact, the agency had prima facie given him a clean chit, he said. A division bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta will hear the case on Friday.

In the last hearing on March 25, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the CBI and directed it to reply within two weeks whether a case had been registered against the alleged accumulation of disproportionate assets by the Yadavs. Chaturvedi had contended that the CBI’s preliminary probe in the case had been on since 2007, which was a very long time.

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