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Jan 28, 2013 at 01:18pm IST

Taj corridor case: SC seeks to review former UP governor's order refusing to prosecute Maya

New Delhi: The Taj corridor case is likely to be back to haunt former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. The Supreme Court has said that it wants to take a second look at the order of the then UP governor TV Rajeswar's who had refused permission to prosecute her and her minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui in a cheating and forgery conspiracy in the Taj corridor case.

It was after refusal from Rajeswar that the special CBI court dropped the proceedings of the case against Mayawati and Siddiqui. Earlier in November 2012, in a major relief for the Bahujan Samaj Party chief, the high court had also dismissed all the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) against her and Siddiqui in the case. Several PILs had been filed challenging the Special CBI court order that dropped the proceedings against her.

On June 5 2007, the CBI court had dropped all proceedings against Mayawati and Siddiqui in the absence of prosecution sanction. The then governor Rajeshwar had to examine evidence which could have established whether a prima facie case was not made against the accused. He had rejected CBI's demand claiming lack of evidence against Mayawati.

The Uttar Pradesh government, under the leadership of Mayawati, had allegedly violated rules by giving a green signal to construct a shopping mall and some other centres in the Taj corridor at a big public cost.