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Disproportionate assets case: Virbhadra consults legal experts, explores options to seek bail

A sitting MLA close to the chief minister said, “It’s only after studying the contents of the FIR and other documents submitted relating to the charges, that the chief minister will take a final decision."

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh

Himachal pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday held consultations with legal experts, including Advocate General Shravan Dogra, and ministers on options of seeking bail from the court in the disproportionate assets case.

After hinting that he would fight back politically and legally, the chief minister has been exploring options to approach the court against the CBI’s action. His lawyers have already sought a copy of the FIR from the CBI court in Delhi.

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A sitting MLA close to the chief minister said, “It’s only after studying the contents of the FIR and other documents submitted relating to the charges, that the chief minister will take a final decision. At present, there are different views emerging about taking legal action in New Delhi, where the case is filed, or Shimla.”

On Monday, Virbhadra spent the entire day at the Secretariat office maintaining distance from the media.

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Till now, the chief minister has only used his Twitter account to post his reaction asserting that he has done no wrong and did not hide anything from the CBI.

The central agency had raided Virbhadra’s house on Saturday morning.

Apart from ministers and legal experts, Virbhadra met top police officers, including DGP Sanjay Kumar. However, an official said these were routine meetings.

Sources said the chief minister has shown strong displeasure to Sanjay Kumar about the inability of the CID to keep tabs on the movement of the CBI team.

Sources said the Himachal CM has also spoken to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary Ambika Soni to brief them about the party extending him full support.