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Kripashankar assets case: SIT submits report before SC

February 04, 2013 20:56 IST

The Special Investigation Team formed by the 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 on Monday.

"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 SC 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 SC two reports on the 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 SC, 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 HC had also directed the police to attach the immovable properties of the Congress MLA.

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