CBI seeks to arrest Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh, moves SC

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Shimla, Oct 15: The central Bureau of Investigation has moved the Supreme Court of India seeking to arrest Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with the disproportionate assets case.

The matter will be heard on October 26.

Virbhadra Singh

The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate which are probing an alleged case of corruption against the Himachal Pradesh CM and his family members are now seeking his arrest.

The CBI decided that they would act upon the orders given by the Supreme Court which will hear the matter on October 26.

The Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate had carried out a raid at the residence of Virbhadra Singh on September 26 at the Holly Lodge residence at Shimla this morning in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

The CBI and the Income Tax deparment had yesterday filed a status report relating to the investigations in the Delhi High Court.

After the status report was filed counsel for Singh argued that the plea was not maintainable since the issue was pending before the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

The Himachal Pradesh CM had accused the BJP government of a witch hunt. On the day of the raid he said he had told the CBI that they were free to check his residence.

He was however not at his home as he was attending his daughter's wedding on the same day.

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