Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday described the raids
conducted by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai
police on the premises of former city Congress chief
Kripashankar Singh as "farcical" and alleged that Maharashtra
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Congress chief
Manikrao Thakre were protecting him.
"Singh was given time to move the Supreme Court so that
he could bring stay on the action to be taken by the police.
Chief Minister Chavan and Manikrao Thakre are mutually helping
him," Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut said.
He also alleged that various leaders from Maharashtra and
Delhi are with Singh.
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council
Vinod Tawade said that the state government and Mumbai police
should have immediately swung into action after the High Court
"The action was taken very late. He was given time to
dispose off the evidences and move the Supreme Court.
Government is helping Kripashankar Singh," Tawade said.