NEW DELHI: The apex court said that the investigating agency exceeded it jurisdiction by filing a DA case against the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister as there was no such direction from it.
“The CBI should have lodged only one FIR (in Taj Corridor scam). There was no direction to lodge a second FIR (against Mayawati) by the Supreme Court,” the bench said.
The court passed the judgment on Mayawati’s plea seeking quashing of proceedings against her in the DA case lodged by the CBI.
She had alleged that the agency was being used as a political tool by “fixing” the case against her.
Mayawati had approached the apex court in May 2008 seeking quashing of the criminal proceedings against her in the DA case lodged by the CBI nine years ago. She had alleged it was an act of political vendetta against her.
The court had reserved its judgment on May 1, this year after hearing both the sides.