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
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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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