After the Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch said the allegations leveled at him were politically motivated, The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court on Friday, confirming that the Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has been cleared of corruption charges by the probe agency in 2007 disproportionate assets case.
The CBI has been given four weeks by the supreme court to state its stand on the affidavit filed by the Congress leader against Mulayam Singh Yadav and also clarify its further course of action in the matter.
The advocate and Congress leader, Vishwanath Chaturvedi filed an affidavit seeking a status report in the probe against Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons, Akhilesh Yadav, and Prateek Yadav by the CBI. Vishwanath Chaturvedi has claimed that the CBI has failed to update the supreme court on the status of investigations against Mulayam Yadav and his sons despite a lapse of 11 years since a petition was filed in SC.
In response to the affidavit filed by Vishwanath Chaturvedi, Mulayam Singh Yadav had filed an affidavit in the supreme court on Thursday saying that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had already cleared him in the case in 2007 and closed the DA case against him and his sons saying that “no prima facie case is made out against them” and thus the case shall be closed.
In 2005, Chaturvedi moved to the supreme court alleging that during his tenure as the chief minister of UP, Mulayam Yadav had confiscated assets amounting to over ₹100 crore. He submitted his income tax return documents and various files to present as evidence of possession of disproportionate assets.