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Mulayam Singh Yadav's affidavit may have relied on forged papers

After a probe into the forged status reports, CBI had filed a final report in the special court at Patiala House, New Delhi, on December 28, 2012.

Updated: Jun 14, 2019, 11.23 AM IST
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav
(This story originally appeared in on Jun 14, 2019)
NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav appears to have relied on forged CBI probe status reports to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking dismissal of a fresh attempt to reactivate investigations into alleged disproportionate assets accumulated by him and his family members.

On March 25, a bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi had sought responses from CBI and Yadav on an application filed by Congress's Vishwanath Chaturvedi, who had filed a fresh application in his 2007 PIL requesting the court to find out what the agency had done in last 12 years in its probe into alleged disproportionate assets of Mulayam Singh Yadav and his two sons-former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav.

In his petition, Mulayam Singh Yadav accused Chaturvedi of bringing political vendetta into the court by suppressing the clean chit given to him by CBI in its two status reports-of July 30, 2007 and of August 20, 2007- as well as an analysis of status report ostensibly prepared on February 2, 2009 by then CBI-DIG Tilotama Varma.

Yadav in his affidavit said, "Petitioner has chosen and filed the present application just at the time and eve of 2019 general elections with mala fide reasons without disclosing the status reports of July 30, 2007 and August 20, 2007. The petitioner has filed and relied upon only the report dated October 26, 2007 without submitting before the court the analysis of the status reports (by Varma) on February 2, 2009."

CBI had disowned the "status reports" of 2007 as well "analysis" of the two reports. The agency termed them forgeries and filed an FIR to investigate who were responsible for generating the forged status reports and the "fake" analysis report of February 2, 2009 whose publication had generated sensation.

After a probe into the forged status reports, CBI had filed a final report in the special court at Patiala House, New Delhi, on December 28, 2012. In the final report, CBI said, "Investigations have thus established that alleged note of February 2, 2009 was not at all prepared by Tilotama Varma. From the noting in the file, it has been established that no status report dated July 30, 2007 and August 20, 2007 were filed by the said CBI branch. Even the branch officials including the investigating officer, superintendent of police and DIG in their statements have denied having prepared any such status report."

"It may be mentioned that the two alleged status reports of July 30 and August 20 contain several paragraphs lifted from the undated status report of CBI, which was kept in the sealed cover for the perusal of the Supreme Court," CBI said.

On a PIL filed by Congress leader Vishwanath Chaturvedi, the SC had on March 1, 2007 directed the CBI to inquire into allegations relating to Yadavs.

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