Kejriwal angry with Mulayam for downgrading probe against Amar Singh

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 03, 2012 09:56 hrs

New Delhi: Hitting out at Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for withdrawing money laundering cases against Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal has termed the latest action in this regard as extremely shameful.

"Money laundering cases withdrawn against Amar Singh? Shameful. Is this criminal justice system? We have to completely overthrow this system," he tweeted.

Kejriwal also said that the Samajwadi Party might also withdraw cases against External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid now.

"Next Mulayam Singh will withdraw cases against Salman Khurshid. Wait n watch. And in return, Congress wud withdraw cases against Mulayam," he added in his tweet.

Kejriwal further said that it is high time the young leaders take charge for there no hope for India from the present politicians.

"Abs no hope for India from present politicians. These leaders and the system ought to be overthrown. New young leaders shud take over India," he tweeted.

In a sigh of relief for Amar Singh, the Kanpur Police earlier on Friday filed a closure report in the money laundering case against the former Samajwadi Party leader, giving him a clean chit.

The case had been transferred to the Kanpur Police only a few days ago from the Uttar Pradesh Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW), which had been investigating the charges against Amar Singh from his tenure as Uttar Pradesh Development Council chairman for over a year.

It may be recalled here that the Allahabad High Court had earlier in October this year ordered the Uttar Pradesh Government to get the criminal charges (under IPC) probed by a higher agency.

In his plea, Amar 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.

The court, which rejected his plea, directed the state government for nominating an agency to investigate the matter.

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

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