The CBI Tuesday questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son, Vikramaditya, for several hours in connection with a disproportionate assets case lodged against the CM.
During his questioning in connection with the case earlier this month, Singh had put the onus of explaining the assets of his wife and children on them, sources said. It was for this reason that Vikramaditya was called.
The CBI had earlier questioned Vikramaditya while conducting a preliminary enquiry. He had then claimed that some of his assets were created using money provided by his father, said sources.
They added that Vikramaditya had to be called for questioning again due to contradictions in the statements given by the CM and his son.
“CBI has a strong case against Virbhadra Singh, his associates and partners regarding the assets acquired in the name of his wife and children,” an agency official had said after the CM was questioned on June 9 and 10.
The agency’s initial probe indicated that Singh, while serving as a Union minister between 2009-2012 in the UPA government, had accumulated assets worth nearly Rs 6 crore in his name, and in the name of his family members, which were found to be disproportionate to his known source of income.