‘Done nothing wrong,will fight case legally‘

Kripashankar Singh broke his silence over the disproportionate assets case filed against him and the subsequent police action,saying he will fight the case legally.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 4, 2012 3:29 am

Former Mumbai Congress president Kripashankar Singh on Saturday broke his silence over the disproportionate assets case filed against him and the subsequent police action,saying he will fight the case legally.

The Bombay High Court had,on February 22,ordered his prosecution. A special investigation team formed two days later registered a case against Singh and his family members and began raiding various premises belonging to him and attaching them.

Speaking to reporters,Singh apologised for the behaviour of his son Narendra,who had shown the middle finger to the mediapersons gathered outside their house on Friday. “I am not absconding. I have done nothing wrong. I will fight the case legally,” he said. “I do not own all the properties being shown in my name. What my son did was wrong and I apologise on his behalf.”

He also accused the media of unfairly targeting him and his family. “The allegations have wrecked my political career,” the Congress leader said,adding that a public interest litigation (which led to the filing of the FIR) alone cannot be used to level charges against him.

The Supreme Court had on Friday refused to grant him any immediate relief from action in the corruption case.

Meanwhile,Singh — a former minister of state — lost the Z category security cover granted to him. The protection was withdrawn onSaturday.

(With inputs from PTI)

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