Kripashankar's security withdrawn: Police



Mumbai: A day after attaching 12 properties of former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh and his family in the metropolis, the city police have withdrawn the security provided to him even as an investigating team on Saturday visited one of his residences to complete some formalities.

"A police team visited the politician's Sai Prasad building flat here to complete some formalities today," said a police official privy to the investigation.

The Congress leader's security has also been withdrawn, the official said.

Meanwhile, the police will soon attach Singh's properties at Panvel in neighbouring Raigad district and some more properties in Ratnagiri and in Uttar Pradesh, sources said.

The officials are also going through the documents seized from Singh's premises, they said adding details about his two licensed revolvers and over 400 live cartridges were being sought.

The former Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president yesterday failed to secure a stay from the Supreme Court on the Bombay High Court order for prosecuting him under the Prevention of Corruption Act and attachment of his properties.

The High Court had on February 22 ordered prosecution of Singh for "criminal misconduct" under the Prevention of Corruption Act and attachment of properties owned by him.

PTI