Muzaffaranagar: In a fresh development in
the Revati Singh murder case, the Income Tax department has
moved a local court seeking direction to allow it to take
possession of the looted cash recovered from the accused,
officials said here on Tuesday.
IT Assistant Director, Yashvendra Singh had told the
Court that Rs 52,80,000, recovered from the accused was
unaccounted cash and should be handed over to the department.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Satish Chand Arya on Tuesday
fixed August 20 for hearing of the request.
The body of Revati Singh (75), wife of BJP deputy
leader in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Hukkum Singh, was found in
the bedroom of her Gandhi colony house on July 31. Singh, who
is BJP MLA from Kairana, was in Lucknow at the time of the
On August 3, an accused, Joshodh Chaudhury, was
arrested in Delhi where he was hiding. 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.
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