The agency arrested Vakamulla Chandrasekhar, director/promoter of Tarini Group of Companies, for allegedly providing Rs 5.9 crore to Virbhadra’s family through his bank accounts
The CBI had claimed that Virbhadra Singh had amassed assets worth around Rs 10 crore which were disproportionate to his total income during his tenure as Union minister.
The Congress had filed four FIRs against HPCA, naming the then cricket association president Anurag Thakur, his father and former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal and several others.
HPCA case: The state cabinet, last month, took a decision in principle to withdraw all the cases filed against the BJP leaders and several others.
The CBI has challenged a limited part of the March 31, 2017 HC order regarding the nature of sanction needed from a state government to probe any offence committed in the state.
The Enforcement Directorate had charged 83-year-old Singh with projecting around Rs 7 crore proceeds of crime as agricultural income in connivance with his wife and others, and investing them in purchasing LIC policies.
The ED had registered a case in 2015, after CBI registered a case against all accused, alleging that huge amount of unaccounted money had been invested in LIC policies in the name of Virbhadra Singh and his family members.
Bhupender Negi was assistant director of ED in Shimla on deputation during the Congress regime and had probed cases against former CM and his private secretary.
The court had earlier summoned them after taking cognisance of the CBI charge sheet, running into over 500 pages having statements of around 225 witnesses and containing 442 documents.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had claimed that lack of connect with the masses and arrogance of power was one of the main factors for the party’s defeat. The change of stance has surprised many
The court said that the ED will have to communicate the ‘reasons to believe’ at every stage to the person to whom an attachment notice was being issued under the Act.
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta also said that if there was any violation of the legal requirements, the order of provisional attachment of assets would be rendered “illegal”.
Former chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who enjoys support of 18 MLAs, has already thrown his hat in the ring for it even as the party leadership in Delhi and local PCC are not sounding too much inclined in his favour.
Virbhadra Singh hoped Jairam Thakur would remain committed to democratic values and carry forward the state’s development agenda
Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results 2017: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is leading by a margin of 4500 votes from Arki.