Apparently on the backfoot after an FIR was filed against against Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh in Kanpur district for alleged financial fraud amounting to Rs 500 crore, Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday washed its hands off and decided to transfer the probe to Kolkata police saying as of now there is no case against him in the state.
"None of the companies mentioned in the FIR is registered in UP. Otherwise, the state police would have investigated the matter. In the light of this fact, only Kolkata Police can investigate the case. This is a normal defined legal process," UP Cabinet Secretary Sashank Shekhar Singh told reporters here.
He said that as of now there was no case against the SP leader in UP.
"DIG Kanpur is taking necessary steps for transfering the case to Kolkata police. A formal request has been made with Kolkata's Commissioner of Police in this regard," Singh said.
The UP Cabinet Secretary said a separate inquiry was being conducted why these facts were not taken into cognisance by Kanpur police at the time of filing of the FIR against Singh, his wife Pankaja and others on Thursday.
"An inquiry is being held and an explanation is being called why this fact was not taken into congisance," he said.
One Shiva Kant Tiwari lodged an FIR with Babupurwa police station in Kanpur district against Amar Singh and his wife Pankaja accusing them of amalgamating companies allegedly owned or run by them for converting black money into white, a charge the SP leader dismissed as "conjecture".