CBI questions Himachal CM Virbhadra’s son

CBI questions Himachal CM Virbhadra’s son

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya Singh in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case.

Vikramaditya reached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters in Delhi around 11 a.m. for his questioning, said an official.

The agency on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s children, Vikramaditya and Aprajita Kumari, have been called for questioning as witnesses in the case.

Vikramaditya and Aprajita had filed a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking their protection from arrest after the CBI called them for questioning on Monday and Tuesday.

Aprajita and Vikramaditya told the court that their father and mother have been named as accused in the FIR along with others, but they have not been named. They told the court that they will join the investigation but they apprehend that the CBI may detain them.

A case was registered on September 23 last year under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, Life Insurance Corporation agent Anand Chauhan and associate Chunni Lal after a preliminary inquiry allegedly found that Virbhadra Singh accumulated assets worth Rs 6.03 crore, in his and his family members’ names, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The 81-year-old senior Congress leader was questioned twice by the CBI in connection with the case earlier this month.

The CBI officials said they wanted to question Virbhadra’s children as he was evasive about his “illegal” wealth and not cooperating in the investigation.

The officials said Virbhadra’s other family members and those named in the FIR will soon be summoned in the case.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here