CBI is at liberty to probe DA case against Mayawati: SC
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The Supreme Court today made it clear that the CBI has not been prohibited from probing the disproportionate assets (DA) case against BSP supremo Mayawati and issued notice to the Centre, CBI and former UP chief minister on a plea to review its verdict that quashed the DA case.
A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and Dipak Misra issued notice and made it clear that it would only clarify its July 6 verdict, quashing the DA case against Mayawati, on a review petition filed in the case.
"We issue notice to the Union of India, CBI and Mayawati only for this clarification," the bench said.
The court during the argument made it clear that the CBI "is at liberty to probe the DA case and they can approach the government for this."
"We never said that the CBI has no power to investigate. It can do so, but has to get sanction from the state government," the bench said.
The bench further said its verdict quashing the DA case was not to protect anyone.
The review petition has been filed by Uttar Pradesh native Kamlesh Verma who was an intervener in the case filed by Mayawati in the apex court for quashing the DA case against her.
Seeking review of the apex court's July 6 judgement, the petitioner has argued that the court had decided the case merely on technical grounds without appreciating the evidence collected by the CBI against Mayawati.
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