Police to seek CA help in Kripashanka 's case



Mumbai: Police will soon rope in a chartered accountant to help them in probing the disproportionate assets case against Congress leader Kripashankar Singh even as teams were dispatched to attach his properties outside Mumbai.

In a related development, Singh's son-in-law Vijay Singh is alleged to have submitted forged domicile certificate to enable transfer of a flat in his name from his beleaguered father-in-law, who obtained it through chief minister's quota in suburban Powai a few years ago.

This was revealed by a source privy to investigation. The flat was subsequently sold by Vijay, he said.

Sanjay Tiwari, the city activist whose PIL in Bombay High Court led to the FIR against the former Mumbai Congress chief, has also alleged "Vijay Singh, who was a government employee in UP, had done this crime (forging documents to get domicile certificate) in connivance with his father-in-law."

According to police sources, the government has sanctioned hiring of a CA to help in the probe which will require investigators to sift through bulky property transaction documents and bank accounts.

"We have a mammoth task of going through each and every document very carefully. A financial expert is the best person to help us in this job. We usually hire CAs in complicated cases. So we will hire a CA in this case," a source said.

Police teams were sent to carry out attachment process of remaining properties of the former minister in Panvel in adjoining Raigad district, Ratnagiri in Konkan and Uttar Pradesh, his home state, the sources added.

PTI