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Plea seeks probe into city Congress chief’s assets

mumbai Updated: Mar 30, 2010 01:39 IST
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A city-based activist, Sanjay Tiwari, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking orders to probe city unit chief of Congress, Kripashankar Singh and five of his family members in connection with the Madhu Koda scam involving hundreds of crores of rupees.

The court will hear the PIL on April 15.

The PIL alleges that Kripashankar Singh, who migrated to the city in early 70s and initially worked as vegetable vendor, has amassed huge wealth using his political clout.

The petitioner has alleged that Singh was instrumental in making Madhu Koda chief minister of Jharkhand and received large sums of moneys from Koda and his associates.

It contends that no investigation has so far been carried out despite Kripashankar Singh’s name cropping up in Koda’s diaries.

The PIL alleges that though there were no sources of income for Singh’s family, huge transactions have been seen on their bank accounts.

The account of Singh’s wife, Maltidevi, shows transactions worth Rs 3.40 crores, while son Narendra’s bank accounts reveal transactions worth Rs 60 crores during the last two years.

The petition also lists numerous immovable properties purportedly owned by the legislator and his family

members worth more than Rs 250 crore.

The list includes a 1,355 square-feet duplex in Vile Parle (east), a bungalow and a triplex in Bandra (west) and two office buildings at the Bandra-Kurla Complex measuring 34,500 square feet.

It also includes 250 acres of agricultural land in Ratnagiri and a 8,000 sq ft commercial complex spread at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.