Kripashankar apologises for sons gesture

By: | Updated: 02 Mar 2012 11:24 PM

Beleaguered Mumbai Congress leader Kripashankar Singh, facing charges
of amassing illegal wealth, on Saturday said he had done nothing wrong and
will fight "as per law."

Accusing the media of unfairly targeting him and his family, the former
Mumbai Congress president also said he was not absconding as being

"I am not guilty. I am not absconding. I have done nothing wrong," Singh
said. "I will fight as per law," he asserted.

On his son Narendra Mohan making an obscene gesture at the media on
Friday, he said, "What my son did was wrong and I apologise on his

"However, the media targeting me and my family is also wrong," said the
former Maharashtra minister said.

"I do not own those many properties as are being shown," the MLA from
Santa Cruz area of Mumbai said.

The Economic Offences Wing of Mumbai Police on Friday attached 12
properties of Singh and his family in the metropolis, three days after
lodging an FIR against them for possessing assets disproportionate to
their known sources of income.

"The allegations have wrecked my political career," the Congress leader
said, adding a PIL (which led to the filing of FIR) alone cannot be used
to level charges against him.

The Supreme Court had on Friday refused to grant him any immediate relief
from action in the corruption case.

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First Published: 02 Mar 2012 11:24 PM
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