Mumbai: The economic offences wing (EOW) is likely to file a chargesheet on Saturday against former state minister Kripashankar singh and some of his relatives in connection with a multi-crore disproportionate assets case. Senior officers have given the go-ahead for the chargesheet to be filed, it was learnt on Friday . A notice to Singh and his family has been served asking them to be present at an anti-corruption court on Saturday.
On February 22, 2012, the Bombay high court ordered the police to attach several properties belonging to Singh and his kin and investigate allegations of criminal miscon duct and disproportionate assets. A resident of the city had filed a PIL before the court alleging Singh and his relatives had disproportionate assets worth over Rs 320 crore.
“We are likely to file chargesheet on Saturday in an anticorruption court,“ an officer related to the inquiry said.
The PIL mentioned around 15 properties registered in the name of Singh, his wife Malti Devi, son Narendra, daughter Sunita and son-in-law Vijay Pratap Singh. The properties in the name of Singh's son in the PIL were said to be worth Rs 274 crore, but Narendra said the real estate worth over Rs 148 crore did not belong to him.
“I still believe in the police agency and I want to know whether the cops have found Rs 370 crore or not which was mentioned in the PIL and whether the allegations levelled against us were true or false,“ he said. “And if it's false, will the petitioner be punished for false allegations and torturing the whole family even though only one of them is a public servant. There is an SC order saying when you are not a public servant, the case against you doesn't stand.“
On January 20, the crime branch had filed a chargesheet against Kripashankar Singh in connection with a case of illegal possession of firearm cartridges. TNN
The Times of India, April 4, 2015