New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has set up a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe charges of money laundering against Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh. The four member team under the guidance of Enforcement Directorate’s Special Director SK Sahni is slated to begin investigation from next week.

One of the senior officials of ED said, “A summon will be issued to Amar Singh in this regard.”
The Allahabad High Court asked the ED on Friday to investigate the money laundering charges and submit a status report before the court within a month of the commencement of the probe.

Significantly, an FIR was lodged against the former Samajwadi Party general secretary in October 2009, accusing him of financial irregularities. Singh had apparently moved the Allahabad High Court challenging the FIR but the court had dismissed the petition.

The FIR lodged in Kanpur police station accused him of financial irregularities worth crores of rupees when Samajwadi Party was in power in Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the matter is being investigated by the economic wing of the Uttar Pradesh police which on October 27, 2010 which had submitted the progress report before the High Court in a sealed envelope.

(JPN/Bureau)