Taj Corridor scam: SC seeks Mayawati’s response

New Delhi  : The Supreme Court today sought the response of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on a plea seeking her prosecution in Taj corridor scam case without sanction of the Governor.

The apex court, which issued notice on a petition challenging the Governor’s refusal in 2007 to grant sanction for her prosecution in the Taj Corridor scam, has asked Mayawati to file a reply to the petition in four weeks.

Earlier in November 2012, the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court had dismissed all the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) against her and a minister in her Cabinet in the case.

Several PILs had been filed challenging the Special CBI court order that dropped the proceedings against her.