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Kripashankar DA Case: SIT Submits Report Before SC

The SIT formed by Mumbai police to probe into the alleged amassing of disproportionate assets by former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh and his family, has submitted its report in the Supreme Court, police said today.

"The case investigation report has been submitted in the Supreme Court in a sealed cover," an officer told PTI without divulging further details.

In September last year, the Supreme Court had granted eight weeks time to the SIT to complete its probe into the alleged amassing of wealth disproportionate to the known sources of Singh's income. The court had asked Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh to head the team.

The statements of Singh and his family members have also been recorded by the investigators.

The Maharashtra government has already submitted to the Supreme Court two reports on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in sealed covers about the alleged benami assets of Singh and his family.

The first report was filed on April 16 last year in compliance with the March 13 order of the Supreme Court, which had asked the SIT to probe and collect documentary evidence regarding all the movable and immovable properties of Singh and his family, including his daughter-in-law and daughter and file its report in a sealed cover.

The apex court had refused to stay the probe, but put an interim stay on attaching and seizing the properties of Singh and his family.

It had also restrained the politician and his family members from "alienating, transferring or dealing with properties" enumerated in the petition against them during the pendency of the case and directed them to file an affidavit giving an undertaking for the same. 

The apex court had passed its order on petitions filed by Singh and his family members, seeking a stay on the Bombay High Court order of February 22, directing the then city police commissioner to prosecute them for "criminal misconduct" under Prevention of Corruption Act.

The High Court had also directed the police to attach the immovable properties of the Congress MLA.

Challenging the Court's order, Singh and his family members had contended in their pleas that the order was passed on a petition, which was politically motivated.

The High Court had passed the order on a PIL filed by an activist Sanjay Tiwari who had accused the Congress MLA of amassing wealth far exceeding his known sources of income.

Tiwari has alleged in the petition that Singh had been close to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, currently in jail for his alleged involvement in a multi-crore rupees hawala scam.

He alleged several monetary transactions had taken place between them.

Singh's son Narendra Mohan is married to Ankita, daughter of Kamlesh Singh, who was a minister in Koda cabinet, and is now in jail in connection with a hawala scam.

Ankita had received Rs 1.75 crore in her account from Kamlesh, the PIL alleged, adding, there were huge transactions from the bank accounts of Singh's wife Malti Devi too.

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