Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Supreme Court reserves order in Mulayam assets case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgement on Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's plea seeking review of its earlier order for a CBI inquiry against him and family members for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and H L Dattu reserved the verdict after hearing the Attorney General G E Vahanvati, counsel for the Yadavs, and the petitioner Vishwanath Chaturvedi. 
   The SC had ordered a CBI inquiry on March 1, 2007, into the alleged accumulation of disproportionate assets by Yadav, his sons Akhilesh and Prateek and daughterin-law Dimple, on a public interest litigation (PIL) by an advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi, reportedly a Congress leader.
   Unlike the precedent of hearing review petitions in the judges' chambers, the petition is being heard in the open court at the request of Yadav. Seeking to review its order, Yadav and his family members submitted that there was no evidence against them who are being harassed by political adversaries. PTI 

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