His remarks come amid a probe by the Income Tax (I-T) department to ascertain the source of the money, a majority of which was in Indian rupees but which also included Chinese yuan and American dollars.
During the day, police interrogated Chief Engineer R M Mukul at Dhalli police station regarding the case. On his failure to get satisfactory replies, he was summoned along with his advocate to the police station once again on Sunday.
"It's absolutely shocking and intriguing how the chief minister has suddenly changed his stand for setting-up university campus near Dharamshala –when it is already approved that 75 per cent of university will be located at Dehra and rest 25 per cent in Dharamshala," said Rajya Sabha member Viplove Thakur.
"Right now, investigations don't suggest any terrorists angle. Yes, there could be a drug angle as the deceased had two cases of trafficking at Chamba, though he was acquitted some time back for lack of evidence," Dular said.
A third-time MLA, Satti had the backing of top party leadership - former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Union minister for Health J P Nadda, party veteran Shanta Kumar and organising secretary Pawan Rana.
Pathankot attack, which is barely 5 kms from Himachal Pradesh border, has increased the fears for the state agencies, which till now had only been focusing on Chamba borders for Pakistani-trained Kashmiri militants.
The biggest highlight of the day's polling was participation of Shayam Saran Negi, independent India's oldest voter, who despite his ailing health and age, tracked his way to the polling booth at Kalpa in tribal district of Kinnaur to cast his vote.
Giving the government six months’ time to seek options, the bench said all central government pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas would be covered either by CS(MA) Rules, 1944 or CGHS as per the option they choose.