Ex-Congress Chief faces FIR in assets case

On the orders of the Bombay High Court, the Mumbai Police on late Tuesday had lodged an FIR at the Nirmal Nagar police station in Bandra against the former Mumbai Regional Congress President Kripashankar Singh and his family members for corruption.

Besides the Singh, the FIR also names Singh’s wife Malti Devi, son Narendra Mohan Singh, daughter Sunita Singh, son-in-law Vijay Singh and daughter-in-law Ankita Singh. They have been booked under IPC sections 409, 471, 420, 467, 468 and 201. The former Mumbai Congress President is also facing charges of cheating, forgery and destruction of evidence.

The FIR comes nearly a week after the Bombay High Court ordered his prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act for amassing huge benami assets. The Deputy Police Commissioner Nisar Tamboli said to media, “An FIR has been registered on Tuesday against Kripashankar Singh at the Nirmal Nagar Police station.”

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the disproportionate assets case against Kripashankar Singh. He has also been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The team has 10 officials and headed by additional commissioner of police (Economic Offences Wing) Rajwardhan Sinha.

The SIT would probe all the movable and immovable assets of Singh, including land, shops, flats, commercial premises, bungalows, vehicles and bank accounts.

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