Supreme Court issues notice to CBI in disproportionate assets case against Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea seeking the status of the investigation into a disproportionate assets case against Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, his brother Prateek Yadav and their father Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The Apex court asked the CBI to file its response in two weeks with regard to present status of probe in the assets case against SP patriarch Mulayam Singh and his two sons.

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by Political activist Vishwanath Chaturvedi seeking a direction to the probe agency to apprise the court of the status of the investigation in the case.

Chaturvedi had filed the petition in the top court in 2005 seeking a direction to the CBI to take appropriate action to prosecute Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, his wife Dimple Yadav and Prateek Yadav under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The top Court had ordered a CBI inquiry in March 2007 against Mulayam Singh Yadav, sons Akhilesh and Prateek and Dimple Yadav.

The court, however in 2012 directed the CBI to drop the inquiry against Dimple Yadav and to go ahead with the investigation against rest of them.