New Delhi: Maharashtra government on Monday placed before the Supreme Court its second report on the probe into the alleged amassing of disproportianate assets by former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh and his family members.

The report was filed in a sealed cover by a special investigating team, headed by Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, which probed the alleged benami assets of Singh and his family member.

The first report was filed on April 16 in compliance with a March 13 order of the Supreme Court which had asked Patnaik to conduct a probe and collect documentary evidence regarding all movable and immovable properties of Kripashankar and his family, including his wife, son, daughter-in-law and daughter while seeking a report in a sealed envelope.

A bench comprising justices H L Dattu and A R Dave had earlier refused to stay the investigation against Singh and his family members but put an interim stay on the process of attaching and seizure of their properties.

It had also restrained the politician and his family members from "alienating, transferring or dealing with properties" enumerated in the petition against them during the pendency of the case and had directed them to file an affidavit within three days giving an undertaking for the same.

The court had passed the order on petitions filed by Kripashankar and his family members seeking a stay on the Bombay High Court order of February 22 directing the city Police Commissioner to prosecute them for "criminal misconduct" under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The High Court had also directed the police to attach the immovable properties of the Congress MLA.

(Agencies)

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