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SC relief for Mayawati in disproportionate assets case

The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated its previous order on a disproportionate assets case against former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati saying it found no grounds available to review its earlier judgement.

Dismissing a review petition filed by an intervenor Kamlesh Verma, the apex court, according to Mayawati's counsel Satish Chandra Mishra, said there is not a single ground in the petition based on which the order should be reviewed.

Former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati.

Former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati.

While reserving its verdict on 1 May, the bench had said that the FIR in the case was quashed because the agency proceeded against Mayawati without properly understanding its orders which were confined to the Taj Corridor case.

That judgement had not taken away CBI’s power to proceed against her in a separate disproportionate assets case, the court had said.

Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan, appearing for Verma, had pleaded with the court to pass an order on the review to bring the accused to book.

The Supreme Court had, on 6 July, 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.

With PTI inputs

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