An Additional District Judge, who on Thursday accepted the final report, also took note of the affidavit filed by the complainant stating that he was not pressing his protest petition.

Citing ill-health, the complainant Shiva Kant Tripathi, who registered the case on October 15, 2009, said he is not going to pursue the case. However, if anyone else wishes to fight the case, they can, he added.

Shiva Kant Tripathi, resident of Chakeri town in the district here, had alleged in his court complaint that Amar Singh in his capacity of Uttar Pradesh State Development Board chairman had illegally benefited crores of rupees to his own private firms.

Along with former SP leader, Tripathi had also accused Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan, Singh's wife Pankaja and industrialist Ashok Chaturvedi of complicity as directors of various companies in the case.

Babupurwa's Circle Officer Pavitra Mohan Tripathi, who had investigated the case, earlier said, "No proof was found against the defendants during the probe...And, the police had put the final report in the court."

The Enforcement Directorate(ED), which also probed the case, had on September 11, 2012, said there was no substance in the allegations.

The probe was then handed over to Economic Offences Wing, which said no evidence could be found against the accused.


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