DA case: CBI to continue probe against Mulayam

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the CBI probe against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, Akhilesh, in the disproportionate assets case will continue.

The Apex Court, however, dropped the probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation against UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple in the same case because she did not hold an office of profit at the time the inquiry was started.

The SP leader has time and again alleged that the central government has been using the CBI to harass him. Interestingly, Mulayam Singh is also slated to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later on Thursday to discuss the party's stand on the SC/ST quota bill which BSP chief Mayawati is so keen to get cleared.

The court had ordered a CBI probe against the SP chief and his sons Akhilesh and Prateek and daughter-in-law Dimple on March 1, 2007, following a public interest litigation filed by an advocate in December 2005.

The SC meanwhile has also directed the CBI to file a status report in the disproportionate assets case before it and not before the UPA government.

The order might create more problems between the already strained ties between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress.

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