HC asks UP to probe money laundering case against Amar Singh

Amar Singh
Allahabad, Oct 13: The Allahabad High Court on Oct 12 directed a probe by a state agency into alleged irregularities involving Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh during his stint as head of UP Development Council, dismissing his plea seeking quashing of proceedings against him.

In his plea, Singh had contended that since Enforcement Directorate had, after a probe, found that the allegations against him were baseless, all proceedings against him should be quashed.

Rejecting his plea, a three judge bench comprising acting Chief Justice A Lala, Justice SK Gupta and Justice PKS Baghel directed the state government for nominating an agency to investigate the matter.

The court, however, said no useful purpose would be served by regularly monitoring of the matter by the court. The petitioner Shivakant Tripathi had sought a probe by a Special Investigation Team and its monitoring by the court.

The allegation in the petition was that Singh had misappropriated crores of rupees when he was functioning as Chairman of UP State Development Council.


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