No relief for Mulayam, Akhilesh in disproportionate assets case
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged disproportionate assets of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, would continue.
There was however, some relief for Mulayam's daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav for the apex court said that there would be no probe against her as she did not hold an office of profit at the time the inquiry was started.
The Supreme Court directs CBI to file status report in DA case before it and to the government.
The apex court also said that the CBI is independent from the government and can continue with the probe as per the law.
On March 1, 2007, the apex court had ordered a CBI inquiry against Mulayam Singh Yadav, sons Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav and daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate in December 2005.
The Yadavs had challenged the probe and alleged that the PIL was politically motivated.