The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the ACB to submit a report on the progress of the investigation they have done in the disproportionate assets case involving former city Congress chief Kripashankar Singh. This comes after a petition filed by Tulsidas Nair alleged that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) did not investigate properly in the 2012 case.
Nair further said in his writ petition that the case be given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The HC bench, comprising Justices Abhay Oka and Amjad Sayed, asked the agency to file a report in a sealed envelope within four weeks.
Nair claimed that Singh converted black money to white through multiple Aadhar and PAN cards. Earlier, in 2012, the PIL filed by activist Sanjay Tiwari claimed that Singh and his relatives had assets worth R320 crore which did not match with their income from known sources.
The wealth was amassed through a connection Singh had with former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, who was jailed in 2009 for the mining scam. Singh’s son Narendra Mohan is married to Ankita, daughter of Kamlesh Singh, who was a minister in the Koda Cabinet. This way, Ankita and Kripashankar’s wife Malti Devi received huge sums of money from many accounts in Jharkhand.
Rs 2.6 cr
The money collected by Malti Devi between 2004 and 2008, without having a source of income
ACBâÂÂsays Kripa owned
>> A bungalow on Carter Road worth Rs 40 crore
>> A 1900 sq ft duplex in Vile Parle
>> A triplex house on Mount Mary Road, Bandra, worth Rs 48 crore
>> Commercial space in BKC worth at least Rs 100 crore
>> 250 acres of land in Ratnagiri worth Rs 25 crore