Above: Maneka Gandhi (file picture)/Photo: PIB
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday (December 14) submitted the closure report to Special Judge Sunil Rana seeking an end of a corruption case against Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and two others for sanctioning Rs 50 lakh grant to a trust allegedly in a dubious manner.
On the previous hearing, the Special Judge had allowed the time to file a closure report to CBI.
The Court posted the matter for next hearing to January 18, 2018.
V M Singh, a complainant had filed a protest petition against CBI for seeking closure of the case against Gandhi and two others.
In 2006, the CBI had registered a FIR against Gandhi along with Dr Vijay Sharma, former Managing Trustee of Gandhi Rural Welfare Trust (GRWT) and Dr F U Siddiqui, former secretary of Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF).
In the FIR, the probe agency had alleged Gandhi, in cohorts with Siddiqui, had sanctioned a funding of Rs 50 lakh to GRWT from MAEF in an abnormal manner to build a nursing college building at Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh thereby leveraging undue favour to Sharma.
—India Legal Bureau