New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court that the disproportionate assets case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati cannot be closed on the basis of conclusion made by the income tax authorities.

Appealing against Maya’s plea for closure of the case, the investigating agency on Monday said it has enough evidence to prosecute the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo.

On the basis of clean chit given by Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, BSP chief Mayawati had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to scrap the case, registered by CBI against her for owning various moveable and immovable assets far exceeding her legal income. The petition is pending since 2008.

The SC will hear the case on Tuesday. DIG of anti-corruption cell of CBI said that action of the income tax authority is significant regarding the income tax only. The CBI has all concrete evidences to prosecute Mayawati and her relatives in disproportionate assets case.

JPN/ Bureau