New Delhi: In a major relief Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today gave a clean chit to both of them in a disproportionate assets case registered against them.
“prima facie”, it did not find any evidence to register a Regular Case (RC) against the father and son, the CBI said.
Notably, in March this year, the Supreme Court had sent a notice to the CBI in connection with a plea pertaining to allegations of disproportionate assets against Samajwadi Party leaders including Mulayam and Akhilesh.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta had asked the CBI to give its reply within two weeks. The apex court had demanded to know what happened to the status report filed in 2007 in the matter.
A petition filed by advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi sought an investigation against Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam’s other son Prateek, and his daughter-in-law Dimple. The Supreme Court, in 2007, asked the CBI to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the case.