|Congress leader Kripashankar Singh was in the news during the week, for his
disproportionate assets and cheating case. Almost all the channels flashed this
news and expected the Mumbai Police to move faster, after the decision of the
High Court in Mumbai. Accordingly, an FIR under relevant sections of the
Prevention of Corruption Act and the IPC has been registered against Mr. Singh
at Nirmal Nagar Police Station, Bandra, Mumbai; as per the news reports.
It was also reported that the former Mumbai Pradesh Congress chief was also
facing charges of forgery, destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy.
Under these legal provisions, Singh and the other accused in the case can be
sentenced to minimum 5 years to maximum life imprisonment , if convicted; said
former IPS officer Y.P Singh, while speaking to IBN Lokmat channel.
Interestingly, the case against the leader has been registered by the Police
station, which was inaugurated by him (after renovation) 10years ago, when he
was the Minister of state for Home in Maharashtra Government. Isn't that a most
shameful act ?
A debate to this effect, was held on Zee 24 Taas channel on 29th February 2012,
to discuss the seriousness of this offence and it was interesting to note that
the Congress spokesman, preferred to wait, till further investigations and also
blamed the opposition for the misbehaviour of their leaders too. It was not
clear as to why the Congress party had not taken action against this leader and
were still supporting him. Even the chief minister and MPCC President preferred
the wait and watch policy. Some Congress leaders even tried to defend Mr.
Kripashankar Singh, stating that he had resigned from the Mumbai Congress
President's post, taking the blame for poor show by his party at Municipal
elections and not for the reason of this case of disproportionate assets.
But, where in Mr. Kripa Shankar Singh ? Is he avoiding his arrest ? Is the
Government shielding him to find new ways to avoid arrest? These are the
questions raised by opposition parties and they are building pressure on the
Government, to take quick action against him, as per the court order. Now, will
the Mumbai Police arrest him, it remains to be seen.
The other news that was highlighted on most of the channels, related to the
controversial Jaitapur Nuclear Power project. The blame game is still on and
this time the Congress party have come out with new research that the opposition
is funded by some foreign hand to oppose the project. The Shiv Sena President
refuted these charges and instead called the ruling party people behind the
destruction of Konkan. Others blamed the Congress leaders, for their involvement
in high level of corruption.
All is not still well in the Indian cricket camp , as their victory over Sri
Lanka has not ensured them place in the final. There are only hopes. They will
have to wait and watch the results of Friday's match between Australia and Sri lanka. And, that is just by luck, say experts
by Ulhas Shirke © MMW