Hukkum Singh moves court to take over looted cash
Senior UP BJP leader Hukkum Singh, whose wife was murdered last month, today filed a petition in a local court saying the cash recovered from the accused, who decamped with it after the murder, be returned back to him.
Muzaffaranagar: Senior Uttar Pradesh BJP
leader Hukkum Singh, whose wife was murdered last month, today
filed a petition in a local court saying the cash recovered
from the accused, who decamped with it after the murder, be
returned back to him.
The Income Tax department had moved the court earlier
saying Rs 52,80,000, recovered from the accused was
unaccounted cash and should be handed over to the department.
Singh today filed a petition saying the cash should be
released to him.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Satish Chand Arya has fixed
August 20 for hearing of the request.
Singh is the BJP deputy leader in Uttar Pradesh
Assembly and a MLA from Kirana. His wife Revati Singh (75) was
found dead in the bedroom of their Gandhi colony house on July
31. Singh was in Lucknow at the time of the incident.
On August 3, an accused, Joshodh Chaudhury, was
arrested in Delhi. Rs 50.80 lakh in cash and 6 rings were
recovered from his rented house.
Chaudhury and four others had conspired to rob the
house on the intervening night of July 30 and 31 after
receiving a tip off from one of the domestic helps that the
MLA was not present in his house. During the robbery, they
had strangled Revati to death, police had said.
Two of the co-accused Shankar and Lalan, domestic
helps at the Singh household, were sentenced to 14 days
judicial custody by a local court. Nearly Rs 2 lakh was
recovered from their possession when they were arrested on
August 2. Two others, Ravinder and Pradeep, are yet to be