The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police submitted a chargesheet on Saturday against former Mumbai Congress president Kripashankar Singh and four of his family members in connection with the multi-crore disproportionate assets case.
According to Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Rajvardhan Sinha, the chargesheet has named Singh, his wife Malti Devi, son Narendra Mohan, daughter Sunita Vijay Singh and son-in-law Vijay Singh as accused in the case, leaving out his daughter-in-law Ankita Singh, who was named in the PIL which led to the police probe in the case.
Singh was unavailable for a comment.
In 2010, Sanjay Tiwari, an activist, had filed a PIL alleging that the Singh family had collectively possessed assets disproportionate to their known sources of income, following which the Bombay High Court on February 22, 2012, had directed the police to attach several properties belonging to the family and investigate allegations of criminal misconduct and disproportionate assets.
The PIL had alleged that Singh and his relatives had disproportionate assets worth over Rs 320 crore.
An FIR was subsequently filed against Singh and family members on February 28, 2012, under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.
The agency had earlier alleged that Singh owned a benami plot in Ratnagiri, which he purchased using his employee’s details. The probe further claimed that when Singh was Minister of State for Home, he had extended favours to three companies by giving them interest-free loans, which, in return, had cleared the bills for his son’s engagement ceremony.
Singh’s son Narendra allegedly did not file proper income tax returns between 2006 to 2010.
The allegation against his daughter and son-in-law is that they own a MHADA flat based on false documents.