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Probe into Kripashankar's wealth underway: IT & ACB tell HC

mumbai Updated: Jul 15, 2010 20:54 IST

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Income tax department and the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Maharashtra on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court that they were conducting a probe into allegations of accumulation of unaccounted wealth by former state minister and MLA Kripashankar Singh and his family.

However, Singh, in an affidavit in the court, denied allegations saying these were "politically motivated" and levelled against him by petitioner Sanjay Tiwari to slur his image in the society.

On behalf of ACB, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Sheshrao Suryawanshi filed an affidavit saying "a probe was in progress and the government was informed about the allegations made in the petition. The property documents of Singh and his family are being verified."

The affidavit said one of the main complaints against Singh and his family related to money laundering and his close links with former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda. "The same is already under investigation by central agencies. The property of respondents (Singh and family members) is spread in more than one state".