New Delhi: The Supreme Court today has repeated that politician Mayawati will not be investigated for alleged corruption in the development of the area in Uttar Pradesh around the Taj Mahal.
In July last year, the Supreme Court had said the CBI had exceeded its brief by extending a corruption investigation against the former chief minister to what’s known as the Taj corridor case. The judges later said that they had curbed the CBI only from looking into this aspect, and that the agency was free to study other instances of possible graft or Disproportionate Assets – whether Mayawati accumulated wealth beyond her income through alleged misuse of her office.
The court’s decision to close the Taj Corridor inquiry had been challenged and was rejected today.
In 2002, as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati had launched a project to provide better tourist facilities near the Taj Mahal. Allegations of a scam worth 17 crores followed.