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Court asks police to provide closure report in Amar Singh case

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 - 6:58pm IST | Place: Kanpur | Agency: PTI
Kanpur district judge gave the order on complainant Shivakant Tripathi's plea against the closure of the case which Uttar Pradesh police had sought on November 2.

 A Kanpur court today asked the investigating officer of the money laundering case against Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh to hand over the copy of the closure report to the complainant to enable him to challenge it.

Kanpur district judge gave the order on complainant Shivakant Tripathi's plea against the closure of the case which Uttar Pradesh police had sought on November 2.

The court slated the matter for next hearing on November 29.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on November 2 had submitted a closure report to the court in the three-year-old fraud and embezzlement case against Singh, citing lack of evidence.

Tripathi moved the court against this report.

"I had filed a petition before the district judge to make available a copy of the closure report and a certified copy of the case dairy to me, so that I can file a protest petition in the case. The court has directed the investigating authorities to give those documents to me," Tripathi said.

Singh, who was once a prominent Samajwadi Party leader, was expelled in February 2010 for "anti-party" activities.

In his complaint, the petitioner had alleged that Singh had claimed his property to be worth Rs 32 crore when he fought the Rajya Sabha election.

However, when Singh was made Uttar Pradesh Development Council Chairman, he declared his property worth Rs 500 crore, Tripathi alleged.

He had submitted 1,500 pages of evidence against Amar Singh in his FIR to the police.

Initially, the UP police had transferred the case to Kolkata Police stating that many of the companies mentioned in it were having their registered office there.

But, the plea was turned down by Kolkata Police which stated that allegations mentioned in the case originated in UP after which Babupurwa police in Kanpur was directed to investigate.




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