The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) gave clean chit to Samajwadi Party head Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav in connection with a disproportionate assets case.
CBI informed the Supreme Court that it did not find any evidence to register a Regular Case (RC) against the father-son duo.
The investigative agency said in its affidavit to SC that the case against the SP leaders was closed in August 2013 as no evidence was found against them.Since no criminality was found by the agency, no case has been registered against Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son.
Earlier, Mulayam Singh Yadav said that a petition filed by Congress activist Vishwanath Chaturvedi against him and his family in 2005 ultimately proved inconclusive as none of the investigative bodies found any evidence.
Mulayam even accused the activist of filing a fresh plea for gaining political advantage during the Lok Sabha elections.
Chaturvedi had filed the petition in the Supreme Court and asked it to direct CBI to take action against the Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav and younger son Prateek under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
He accused the family of acquiring unknown assets by "misuse" of power.
The top court had earlier in the year asked CBI to file a report on March 25 this year. The CBI has now cleared both Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh in the case.