A sessions court granted interim bail to former Maharashtra minister Kripashankar Singh and four members of his family in connection with a disproportionate assets case.
“The sessions court granted interim bail to Singh and his family members– his wife, son, daugher and son-in-law on a bond of Rs. 25,000 each,” said a Mumbai police official.
Singh, the former chief of Mumbai unit of Congress, and his family members appeared before the court today. The case is likely to be heard next on October 21.
The court also allowed the intervener Sanjay Tiwari to file his application and posted the plea on the next hearing date.
“The court has asked us to file intervener plea and it will be taken up on October 21,” advocate Nilesh Tribhuvan, who appeared for Tiwari, said.
Tiwari had approached the Bombay High court seeking filing of a case against Singh and his family members.
A case was filed against Singh and his kin in February, 2012 after the Bombay High Court directed the Mumbai police to investigate the allegations of criminal misconduct and disproportionate assets.
Tiwari in his PIL before the Bombay High Court said that Singh and his relatives had assets of Rs. 320 crore disproportionate to known sources of their income.
In the petition, Tiwari claimed that Singh had been close to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda who was in jail for alleged involvement in a multi-crore hawala scam.
He alleged that several monetary transactions had taken place between them. Singh’s son Narendra Mohan is married to Ankita, daughter of Kamlesh Singh, who was a minister in Koda cabinet.
Ankita had received Rs. 1.75 crore in her account from Kamlesh, the PIL said, adding that there were huge transactions from the bank accounts of Kripashankar’s wife Malti Devi too.