Disproportionate Assets: ED files chargesheet against Virabhadra Singh, wife
The Enforcement Directorate has filed a supplementary chargesheet against Virabhadra Singh, the former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and others. The ED has named Singh, his wife and three others in the chargesheet.
The same was filed following a directive from a special court in Delhi. The court had in January told the ED that enough time was given and hence the chargesheet had to be filed soon.
The ED stated that a prima facie offence had been made out. It said that it had recorded the statement of Singh and his wife Prathibha too. It may be recalled that the ED had filed a chargesheet against an LIC agent Anand Chauhan.
The ED is probing a case of money laundering under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The CBI which is probing a separate case had filed a chargesheet earlier against Singh, Prathibha and Chauhan.
The other accused in the CBI case are Universal Apple Associate owner Chunni Lal Chauhan, stamp paper vendor Joginder Singh Ghalta, Managing Director of Tarani Infrastructure Vakamulla Chandrasekhar, and co-accused Lawan Kumar Roach, Prem Raj and Ram Prakash Bhatia.
The court had earlier summoned them after taking cognizance of the CBI chargesheet, running into over 500 pages having statements of around 225 witnesses and containing 442 documents.