Central investigating agencies have been ‘saffronised’, says Himachal CM’s son on questioning by ED

Vikramaditya was questioned by the ED in a case of money laundering registered against him and his father.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 1, 2016 1:53 am
vikramaditya-759 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya. (File)

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya was Friday questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials here for eight hours in a money laundering case, after which he alleged that the central investigating agencies have been “saffronised”.

Vikramaditya, who is also the Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress chief, alleged that investigating agencies like ED and CBI were booking Congress leaders in false cases to please their “political masters”.

“The manner in which Congress leaders were being targeted by various investigative agencies shows how they have been saffronised. By doing so, they are not setting a healthy practice… They should not set wrong precedents for the times to come,” he told PTI.

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Vikramaditya was questioned by the ED in a case of money laundering registered against him and his father. He said he cooperated with the agency and answered to all the queries posed to him by the investigating officials.

He said that he had full faith in the judiciary and would emerge victorious. Besides fighting the cases in various courts, he said, he will also fight them in the people’s court.

“We have full faith in the judiciary and will fight the cases in various courts and will emerge victorious. We will also take the issue of political vendetta carried out against us to the people of the state and will fight the BJP in people’s court in the next election,” he said.

Singh said the cases being registered against him and his father were “political motivated”.

The Delhi High Court had yesterday directed the ED not to arrest Vikramaditya who had been called for interrogation in the money laundering case against his father and others.

Taking note of the ED counsel’s assurance, the bench said, “In view of what has transpired in court today, no orders are being passed.”

Vikramaditya was asked to appear on September 30 by ED for questioning in connection with the case following his non-appearance for interrogation earlier. ED had also filed the first charge sheet in the case at a court here against the arrested accused, LIC agent Anand Chauhan.

The agency is probing allegations against Virbhadra and his family members of having amassed wealth of Rs 6.1 crore, which is alleged to be disproportionate to his known sources of income between 2009 and 2011 when he was the Union Minister of Steel.

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    seshan
    Sep 30, 2016 at 11:58 pm
    Taste of your own medicine !!. Corruption is in DNA of Congress (I) . Well is this not always..
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      harshraj
      Oct 1, 2016 at 2:48 am
      When he and his corrupt father are convicted he will indubitably say that the judiciary is 'saffronised' too, these corrupt dynasts should go to jail
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        Boomba
        Oct 1, 2016 at 1:15 am
        he knows it better !! ;) as his own party ( con grace) had scandalised each and every insution of this country, and subjected all the education insute to Intellectual colonialism ( with able help of Communists ).
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          KS KUMAR
          Oct 1, 2016 at 10:17 am
          This fellow is a shameless person. Even after growing instead of earning through some job, he was looting pubic money in the name of his father. Now when caught he is making wild allegations. Have some shame.
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            l s
            Oct 1, 2016 at 1:26 am
            On enquiry itself, this no good fellow is shivering.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Send him to prison if he is found guilty.
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