SC restrains Himachal Pradesh HC from hearing assets case against Virbhadra Singh

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New Delhi, Nov 5: The Supreme Court has transferred the hearing on the disproportionate assets case in which Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh is an accused to the Delhi High Court.

The Supreme Court restrained the Himachal Pradesh High Court from hearing the disproportionate assets case against Virbhadra Singh. The Supreme Court has transferred the case against the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister to the Delhi High Court.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation had filed two petitions in the Supreme Court against the High Court order granting protection from arrest and other relief to him and his wife in a disproportionate assets case.

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On the last date of hearing, the court had issued notices to the Himachal Pradesh government and Singh.

The CBI had filed a transfer petition seeking transferring the case against Singh from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi.

The CBI had said that the high court order has almost stalled the investigation process by granting relief such as protection from arrest and no interrogation of accused without its prior permission.

The CBI had last month conducted raids at the residence of Singh in connection with a disproportionate assets case. Singh had however termed the CBI's actions as wrong and even sought to stay proceedings in a petition before the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

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