CBI gives clean chit to Mulayam & Akhilesh Yadav on DA case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday gave clean chit to Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a disproportionate assets (DA) case registered against them.

In its affidavit, CBI says it conducted a preliminary enquiry and found that the allegations of disproportionate assets could not be substantiated and the enquiry was closed after submitting a report to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in 2013.

“No prima facie evidence of commission of offence was found during enquiry and the enquiry was not converted into and FIR,” the affidavit said.

The CBI added that no enquiry was conducted in the DA case against Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav after August 2013.

The case pertains to disproportionate assets worth over Rs 100 crore which was allegedly accumulated by the father-son duo between 1999 and 2005, part of it during Mulayam Singh Yadav’s tenure between 2003-2007.

A petition filed by advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi sought an investigation against Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam’s other son Prateek, and his daughter-in-law Dimple. The Supreme Court, in 2007, asked the CBI to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the case.

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