New Delhi, Oct 26: The Supreme Court of India today issued notices to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh on a petition filed by the CBI seeking to arrest him in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The CBI had moved the Supreme Court after the High Court had granted Singh relief.
The CBI had sought before the High Court a directive to arrest Singh. However the plea was denied following which the CBI decided to go up before the Supreme Court in appeal. Singh will now respond to the notice issued by the Supreme Court.
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 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 department had on Sunday 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.