The Mumbai police will soon get professional aid in investigating the alleged disproportionate assets of the former Mumbai Congress president, Kripashankar Singh.
Highly placed sources said here on Monday that the police had taken all necessary sanctions for the appointment of a chartered accountant for the probe.
The Bombay High Court had recently directed the Mumbai Police Commissioner to prosecute Mr. Singh and his family members under the Prevention of Corruption Act for amassing huge benami assets. The police have accordingly registered a First Information Report against the politician, his family members and unknown persons under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The police have already searched all the properties of the politician and his family in the city.
They have also seized many documents and attached his movable and immovable assets in the city.
But the police said they were still attaching the outstation properties of the family. Mr. Singh and his family own acres of land in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra and a huge commercial complex in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, police officials said they were not probing the recovery of 450 live cartridges in various houses of Mr. Singh after the politician showed licences for four weapons to the police. While a licensed weapon-holder is allowed to keep 50 cartridges per weapon, police said the norm was relaxed in some cases.