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SC provides relief to Mayawati in Taj case

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Declines to review order quashing da case against ex-up CM
press trust of india
New Delhi, 8 August
In a relief to BSP chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court today declined to review its order quashing the disproportionate assets case against her.
Disposing of a review petition against the quashing of an FIR against Miss Mayawati relating to the DA case, a Bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Mr Justice Deepak Misra clarified that its judgement of July last year was only related to the Taj Corridor case.
“It is also made clear that we have not gone into any other aspect relating to the claim of the CBI, intervener or the stand of Miss Mayawati except the directions relating to Taj Heritage Corridor Project which was the only lis(dispute) before us,” the Bench said.
Passing the verdict today on the review petition, which was heard in open court, the Bench reiterated that its last year judgement was confined to the Taj Corridor case and the FIR lodged by the agency on the order of apex court which did not directed to proceed against her in DA case. Reacting to the judgement, Miss Mayawati said she was happy that the Supreme Court has provided justice to her. Her counsel Satish Chandra Mishra said with today’s order, the “illegal” CBI FIR on the DA case attains a closure.
“For the sake of repetition, we are pointing out that we have disposed of the earlier writ petition filed by Miss Mayawati based on the relief sought for, contents of the FIR dated 5 October 2003, earlier directions relating to Taj Project and arrived at such conclusion,” it said.