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Mulayam files affidavit in Disproportionate Asset case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

founder on Thursday filed an affidavit in the stating that he and his sons, and Prateek, were innocent and had been falsely implicated in a disproportionate assets case.

claimed that no evidence had been found against him and his sons in the preliminary probe of the CBI. In fact, the agency had prima facie given him a clean chit, he said.

A division bench of and Justice will hear the case on Friday.

In the last hearing on March 25, the issued a notice to the (CBI) and directed it to reply within two weeks whether a case had been registered against the alleged accumulation of disproportionate assets by the Yadavs.

The apex court order came on a plea filed by in February seeking a status report on the probe against the Yadavs. Chaturvedi's plea contended that the CBI's preliminary probe in the case had been on since 2007, which was a very long time.

The plea also alleged that the SP founder had amassed disproportionate assets in excess of Rs 100 crore during his tenure as the of between 1999 and 2005.

In 2005, Chaturvedi had moved the seeking a CBI probe against Mulayam Singh Yadav, his sons Yadav and and daughter-in-law under the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly acquiring assets more than their known sources of income.

In December 2012, the apex court directed the CBI to go ahead with the probe against and his then Chief Minister-cum-son while dropping the investigation against Dimple.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 19:06 IST
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