CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Monday declined to interfere in the disproportionate asset case against senior Congress leader Dilip Ray and rejected a petition of Ray.

The Congress leader, against whom the anti-corruption wing of the police had filed an FIR in 1996, had moved a petition in High Court in 2002 to quash the same.

The High Court after adjudicating over the petition had reserved its judgment last year.

Single judge bench of High Court presided over by Justice B P Das pronounced the judgment and rejected the petition declining to interfere.

his means, the senior Congress leader would now face the trial to be conducted by special vigilance court.

According to reports, the vigilance wing had detected disproportionate assets to the tune of more than Rs 4 crore and an FIR was filed in this connection in 1996. However, when charge-sheets of the case were not filed till after eight years, Ray moved the court to quash the FIR filed against him.

However, Vigilance directorate filed the charge sheets in 2007 and informed the High Court that the anti-corruption wing sleuths have in the meantime have collected several evidences in connection with the case.