The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday said that some more clarifications were required in the matter relating to bungalow allotment to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.
After hearing the arguments of the counsel for the central and state governments, the court fixed February 8 as the next date of hearing on a pending PIL seeking CBI probe on alleged merger and transfer of a bunglow to Mayawati in Mall Avenue area here.
A division bench of justice Satyendra Singh Chauhan and justice Ritu Raj Awasthi gave this order today on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by M L Yadav in 2013.
Earlier, the court had given one last opportunity to the state government counsel on his request to file supplementary affidavit on information regarding the merger of any other government bungalows in Lucknow. It had also directed the petitioner to do more research work and find out as to how many other bungalows had been merged in Lucknow in an identical way as was done in bungalow allotment to Mayawati.
The petititoner sought a direction to produce all the records of a bungalow in Mall Avenue here and make it clear under which procedure/channel it was ultimately allegedly merged and transferred in Mayawati’s name. He also sought a direction for a detailed inquiry by an independent agency like CBI in this matter.