Maya had criminal nexus with relatives: CBI to SC

CBI told SC that the disproportionate assets case against Mayawati cannot be closed on the basis of conclusions arrived by the I-T department.

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2011, 22:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Alleging there was a "criminal
nexus" between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and her
relatives, CBI today told the Supreme Court that the
disproportionate assets case against her cannot be closed on
the basis of conclusions arrived by the Income Tax department.

In a fresh affidavit submitted before the apex court,
CBI rejected Mayawati`s stand that the DA case should come
to an end after the income tax authorities had accepted her
income tax assessments.
The agency said "the investigation against the petitioner
is based on cogent evidence available in the form of
documentary and oral evidence which show that there is a
criminal nexus between income of the relatives and the
petitioner as well as between Ms. Mayawati and her donors and
relatives."
Mayawati had earlier on the basis of a clean chit given
by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal filed an application in
the apex court to quash the case registered by CBI against her
for owning various moveable and immovable assets far exceeding
her known sources of income.

PTI