CBI free to take action against Subba: SC


While disposing of a PIL, a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said, “Let CBI take appropriate action.”

The PIL, filed by Birendra Nath Singh in 2005, had alleged that the then Lok Sabha member from Tezpur and a lottery baron had come to India after a murder case was registered against him in Nepal in the early 1970s.
The apex court had ordered an inquiry by the CBI on a PIL alleging that Subba was a resident of Nepal and had acquired Indian citizenship by fraud.
The court observed after the probe, it was upto the agency to initiate action.
Subba had claimed before the apex court that his date of birth was March 16, 1958.

Time sought
He had also claimed that he was born in Dadgram village in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and his parents had migrated from Singtam village in Sikkim.
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for his party colleague sought some time to produce the documents.
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