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Taj Corridor: CVC files opinion

May 10, 2005 19:11 IST

The Central Vigilance Commission on Monday submitted its opinion to the Supreme Court on whether former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati be prosecuted in the multi-crore Taj Heritage Corridor scam case on the basis of evidence gathered by Central Bureau of Investigation.

Interestingly, a day after the submission of the CVC's opinion to the Supreme Court, the CBI, whose director had opined the closure of the case, questioned Mayawati in the disproportionate assets case.

The court on March 14 had sent the entire CBI case material, comprising 18 volumes against Mayawati, to the CVC for its opinion regarding Mayawati's prosecution.

The investigating officer of the Taj Heritage Corridor scam case and five other top officials had felt that prosecution could be launched against the former chief minister.

However, only the director of prosecution and director of the CBI had felt that no chargesheet could be filed against her on the basis of available evidence.

Other accused in the case include former chief secretary of the state D S Bagga, former Union environment secretary K C Mishra, former state environment secretary R K Sharma and former secretary to Mayawati, P L Punia.


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