No closure,CBI to further probe DA case against Mulayam

Trouble for SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is far from over with the CBI all set to launch a “further inquiry” into the disproportionate assets case.

Written by Rahul Tripathi | New Delhi | Published:July 30, 2013 4:26 am

Trouble for SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is far from over with the CBI all set to launch a “further inquiry” into the disproportionate assets case. Early this month,the CBI team probing the case had recommended closure,prompting opposition parties to accuse the UPA government of trying to woo Mulayam ahead of the monsoon session.

The BJP had alleged that the CBI move was based on the directions of UPA government to garner support for the food Bill. Mulayam opposes the Bill.

Top CBI officials said their director Ranjit Sinha,after reviewing the 132-page closure report,returned the file instructing the probe team to further examine the matter. The investigating officer of the case suggested closure after verifying the assets and income of the SP chief and his two sons.

During a recent discussion called by Sinha,a suggestion to carry out further probe was made. It was also suggested to file the closure report before the apex court and let the court decide on the matter.

However,the agency decided to get the matter examined legally and get it further investigated,added officials. Sources said they are still charting out the way to take forward the probe into the case.

After the alleged leak of the decision to close the DA case,Sinha had ordered an internal probe as at the time of the leak,the file was pending with him.

The agency may also seek clarification from Mulayam and

his two sons. In its six-year probe,the CBI never

recorded the statement of either Mulayam or any of his

family members.

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