The Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and sons Akhilesh and Prateek, have got a reprieve as the CBI told the Supreme Court that it has closed the preliminary enquiry against them in connection with disproportionate assets probe.
The agency told a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that the matter was closed in 2013 after the preliminary enquiry. The Bench wanted the CBI to file a status report in four weeks. This means the matter would now be taken up for hearing in July after the apex court resumes after summer vacation.
Mulayam Singh had, in his affidavit filed earlier this week, had requested the court not to entertain a new plea, saying his family has faced enough embarrassment due to this 'politically motivated' case.