Kripashankar defiant, son apologises
Beleaguered Mumbai Congress leader Kripashankar Singh, facing charges of amassing illegal wealth said he had done nothing wrong.
Mumbai: A day after Mumbai police attached properties of former city Congress chief Kripashankar Singh and his family, Singh said he had done nothing wrong and will fight "as per law."
He accused the media of what he says for “unfairly targeting him and his family”.
Singh said he was not absconding as being reported. "I am not guilty. I am not absconding. I have done nothing wrong," he said. "I will fight as per law," he added.
The Supreme Court, yesterday, refused to grant any interim stay or quashing the Bombay High Court order in Disproportionate Asserts cases as sought by the tainted Congress leader.
The Bombay High Court had on February 22 ordered the prosecution of Singh for "criminal misconduct" under the Prevention of Corruption Act and attachment of properties owned by him.
Singh’s family members were alleged to have abetted the commission of offence. The High Court also had ordered a probe against Kripashankar`s family by the Mumbai Police, directing it to collect documentary evidence regarding all movable and immovable properties of the leader and his family, including his wife, son and daughter-in-law.
The Mumbai police on Friday attached 12 properties of Singh and his family. The action came days after the police lodged an FIR against Singh and his family members for possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.
"We have attached all the immovable and movable properties belonging to him and his family members in Mumbai," a senior officer involved in the investigations said.
"A huge quantity of documents have also been recovered. Among the movable properties, the seizure includes some cars and other valuables," he added.
Only one of the properties in the metropolis is in the name of Singh, while the rest are owned by his wife, son, daughter and son-in-law, police sources said.
Kripashankar`s son apologises
Meanwhile, Kripashankar`s son Narendra Mohan apologised for his obscene gesture he made at journalists yesterday.
In a display of arrogance, Singh`s son Narendra Mohan, yesterday, showed his middle finger to mediapersons.
"I regret the incident that took place. I am a responsible citizen and do respect freedom of press. My action though wrong, was a consequence of being under pressure at this juncture. I apologise to all media persons," he said in a statement.