For alleged fraud amounting to nearly Rs 500 crore, an FIR was launched on Thursday against SP general secretary Amar Singh and his wife Pankaja Kumari Singh, said police.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brij Lal was quoted as saying by PTI that the case was registered at Babupurwa police station, charging the leader with amalgamating companies for converting black money into white.
DIG (Kanpur) Neera Rawat said that Shiv Kant Tiwari, in the 14-page complaint he handed, mentioned that couple amalgamated their companies with other holdings between 2003-2008 and had amassed around Rs 500 crore in the process.
The companies named in the FIR included Energy Development Company Limited, EDCL Power Limited, Pankaja Art and Credit Limited, Sarvottam Cap Limited, EDCL Infrastructure Limited and Eastern India Company, all owned or run by the Singh couple.
“The complainant alleged that small utilities were amalgamated in these companies. For instance, he claimed that 25 companies were amalgamated in Sarvottam Cap Limited,” the ADG said.
He said that name of actor Amitabh Bachchan had also been mentioned in the complaint.
“The FIR has been lodged under various sections of IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and Prevention of Laundering Act,” he said.