NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others appeared before a special court in New Delhi in a disproportionate assets case worth over Rs. 10 crore. The 82-year-old Congress leader sought bail. Mr Singh and others appeared before Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal after they were summoned by the court.
The court has posted the matter to May 29 after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought sought time reply to Mr Singh’s bail plea.
Apart from Mr Singh, the others accused in the case are Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan, his associate Chunni Lal, Joginder Singh Ghalta, Prem Raj, Lawan Kumar Roach, Vakamullah Chandrashekhar and Ram Prakash Bhatia, who were also summoned.
The Enforcement Directorate arrested the LIC agent last year in a separate money laundering case.
The CBI, in its chargesheet said that the Chief Minister was in possession of assets worth over 10 crore, disproportionate to his income, in his own name as well as in the names of his family members.
Mr Singh has failed to give a satisfactorily answer regarding the assets which did not tally with his known income.