CBI may close DA case against Mayawati: Reports

After Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati will be the next politician to get relief from the CBI, which is reportedly mulling to close the disproportionate assets case against the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The CBI is likely to close its investigation into alleged corruption charges against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, reports said on Tuesday.

The decision comes over a fortnight after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) decided to close its probe against Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Mayawati has already got relief from the Income Tax tribunal as far as DA case is concerned. With CBI`s latest move, Mayawati and Mulayam both today are totally clean politicians with no official case of financial impropriety.
The probe agency`s decision to close corruption cases against these two politicians is being seen as a political move in the context of the fast approaching 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

On Aug 8, the Supreme Court had disposed off a petition seeking review of its earlier judgment of quashing CBI investigation into alleged disproportionate assets case against the four-time Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

The court had held that the investigating agency had exceeded its jurisdiction by lodging a police case against the BSP supremo without the court`s direction.
The Supreme Court also said that its order on Mayawati was only in connection with the Taj Corridor case and the court did not go into other aspects.

The CBI inquiry against Mayawati began after allegations of financial irregularities surfaced duing the development of the areas around the Taj Mahal, a World Heritage site. The Taj Corridor, as it was called, was commissioned by her in 2003.