EOW submits charge sheet against Cong leader Kripashankar Singh and kin

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2015 22:20 IST

The economic offences wing (EOW) of the Mumbai crime branch submitted a charge sheet against Congress leader Krispashankar Singh and some of his relatives for possessing disproportionate assets on Saturday.

The police sources revealed the charge sheet is divided into eight volumes, running into more than 5,000 pages. However, only two volumes were submitted on Saturday afternoon have to be verified, while the rest will be submitted by next week.

The charge sheet listed Singh as the main accused, while his wife, son and other close relatives too have been named for possessing disproportionate assets.

The Congress leader faced the inquiry after social activist Sanjay Tiwari had filed a case with the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) and also a PIL in the Bombay high court (HC) alleging that Kalina resident Singh had amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

During the course of hearing, the Maharashtra ACB had conducted an inquiry and came to the conclusion that 11.59% of the assets held by Singh and his wife, Maltidevi, were disproportionate to their known sources of income.

In February 2012, the Bombay HC had while disposing the PIL asked the Mumbai police commissioner to register a case against Singh and form a special investigating team (SIT) to investigate the case.

Based on this, the then police commissioner, Arup Patnaik, registered a case and formed a team under him. Following the investigation, the police submitted the charge sheet.?

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