The bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur also sought fresh status reports from central agencies like Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on alleged activities of BSP's Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Mohammad Iqbal.

Simultaneously, the court asked the UP government to apprise it of the criminal antecedents of petitioner Ranvir Singh, who has filed the PIL against the BSP lawmaker.

"Both sides appear to be dubious and cases against both of them should be taken to logical conclusions. Find put the facts. This man (Iqbal) has 111 companies and this petitioner (Singh) appears to be involved in illegal mining," the bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, said.

At the outset, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for the Centre, apprised the court about the present status of probes, being conducted by SFIO, ED and CBDT, against the BSP leader.

The bench asked the ASG as to why the agencies were not probing all the 111 companies and confining the investigation to six firms only.

The law officer said the probe conducted so far has indicated that there was some nexus with the alleged activities of former U P Minister Babu Singh Khushwaha, an accused in NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) scam, and the companies attached to the MLC.

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