Court rejects plea for lodging FIR against Maha CM

Besides Vahanvati, Bharadwaj and Chauhan, the petition also sought registration of FIR against CBI officials.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a plea for lodging an FIR against Attorney General (AG) GE Vahanvati, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and others for allegedly shielding Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family members in a CBI inquiry in a corruption case.
Special Judge Talwant Singh did not entertain the complaint of Vishwanath Chaturvedi, who had sought a direction to CBI for filing an FIR against Vahanvati, Chauhan, Karnataka Governor HR Bharadwaj and some officials of the
agency for allegedly not conducting a fair inquiry against Yadavs despite the March 2007 directions by the Supreme Court.

"The petition is dismissed," the judge said. Chaturvedi, in his petition, alleged a conspiracy was hatched by some senior officials to allegedly shield Yadavs
from punishment as he had extended his support to the Congress-led UPA-I government at the Centre during the trust vote on July 22, 2008.

Besides Vahanvati, Bharadwaj and Chauhan, the petition also sought registration of FIR against CBI officials Sanjiv Gautham, Tilottama Varma and Awasthi.

PTI

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