CBI moves SC, seeks arrest of Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh in DA case

Virbhadra Singh had filed a petition in the high court pleading that the raids on his private residence and other premises.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2015 1:38 am
Virbhadra Singh, virbhadra singh arrest, arrest virbhadra singh, Virbhadra Singh corruption, Virbhadra Singh DA case, Virbhadra Singh assets case, Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh news, india news, nation news Virbhadra Singh had filed a petition in the high court pleading that the raids on his private residence.

Seeking custodial interrogation of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife in a corruption case, CBI moved the Supreme Court on Thursday and asked for an urgent hearing of its plea.

Challenging the Himachal Pradesh High Court’s order granting protection against possible arrest and other relief to Singh and his wife, CBI has claimed that this order virtually stalled probe into the case.

A bench led by Chief Justice HL Dattu agreed to hear CBI’s two petitions on October 26 after reopening of the court following the Dussehra break.

Additional Solicitor General PS Patwalia, appearing for the agency mentioned the matter before the CJI and expressed CBI’s inability to proceed in the case.

He said that the High Court has not only restrained CBI from arresting the Chief Minister but also embargoed it from filing charge-sheet.

The Himachal Pradesh HC had, on October 1, restrained the CBI from arresting Singh and his wife in the DA case.

Admitting Singh’s plea, the High Court had also directed the CBI to keep the court informed before interrogating the couple.

The Chief Minister had filed a petition in the High Court pleading that the raids on his private residence and other premises were conducted with “malafide intentions and political vendetta” by the investigating agency.

Himachal Pradesh HC had on October 1 restrained CBI from arresting Singh and his wife in the DA case but had
allowed the enquiry in the matter to proceed.

Admitting the petition of Singh against, the high court had also directed CBI to keep the court informed before interrogating the couple.

The chief minister had filed a petition in the high court pleading that the raids on his private residence and other premises were conducted with “malafide intentions and political vendetta” by the central investigating agency.

(With agency inputs)

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    Ram Reddy
    Oct 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm
    This ITALIAN MAFIA CORRUPT CONGRESS GOON must be put in TIHAR JAIL ASAP and get out all the money which he looted from scams if he opens his mouth he can tell how much this CONGRESS MAFIA looted he must have all accounts with him we support you TEAM MODI and we wish you all the best to get that money Jai sree ram
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      Ram
      Oct 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm
      CBI will also move in SC court for Sivaraj, Vasundhara, Raman singh.
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        narayan
        Oct 15, 2015 at 4:33 pm
        these politician are very clever to manite judgement to avoid punishment.
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          Parth Garg
          Oct 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm
          Seeking arrest of every other accused has become a fashion for the caged parrot.
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            xxx
            Oct 15, 2015 at 3:26 pm
            Another of the corrupt skeleton from Cong1 closet. Cong mukht Bharat very soon
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