Kripashankar resigns as Mumbai Cong chief

By: | Updated: 22 Feb 2012 07:05 AM

Mumbai: Kripashankar Singh resigns as Mumbai Congress chief. A
former minister of state for home, Singh has been under fire since last
week for the Congress party's miserable performance in the recently
concluded elections to Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

"Kripashankar Singh sent his resignation on the day the results of the
election to Brihan Mumbai Corporation were out.It has been accepted,"
Mohan Prakash, Congress leader in charge of Maharashtra, told reporters

Earlier in the day, the Bombay High Court had ordered police to file an
FIR against him for corrupt activities and attach properties belonging to
him and his family members, a lawyer said.

A division bench of
Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi also directed Mumbai
Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to investigate the matter and submit his
probe report to the court by April 19, said lawyer Mihir Desai,
representing the petitioner, social activist Sanjay Tiwari.

court has asked police to initiate the action against Singh under the
Prevention of Corruption Act.

The court's order came during the
hearing of a PIL filed by Tiwari last year, who had alleged that Singh had
amassed crores of rupees disproportionate to his known sources of income.

had also sought to link Singh, a Congress legislator from Kalin
constituency in suburban Mumbai, with Madhu Koda, a former chief minister
of Jharkhand, arrested on charges of corruption and money-laundering.

judges said that the PIL and the report submitted by the Anti-Corruption
Bureau to the court should be treated as a FIR.

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First Published: 22 Feb 2012 07:05 AM
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