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DA case: Delhi Court to hear Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh wife's

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh And His Wife Were Charge-sheeted By The CBI In A Special Court In A Disproportionate Assets Case.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 01 May 2017, 12:09:14 PM
DA case: Delhi Court to hear Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh wife's plea (File photo)

New Delhi:

A Delhi court will hear the Disproportionate asset (DA) case against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra singh and wife Pratibha where the latter had filed a plea alleging non-compliance with rules by CBI in filing chargesheet.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife were charge-sheeted by the CBI in a special court in a disproportionate assets case, hours after the Delhi High Court had refused to quash the FIR and lifted the stay on their arrest.

The high court, which had rubbished the Chief Minister’s claim that the FIR is the result of any “political vendetta”, had paved the way for criminal proceedings which were stalled due to the October 1, 2015 order of the Himachal Pradesh High Court restraining the CBI from arresting, interrogating and filing the charge sheet against the accused.

After Justice Vipin Sanghi of the High Court had passed the verdict in the case which was pending before it since November 2015, the agency had swung into action and filed a charge sheet before the special court here against nine people including the 82-year-old Congress leader for alleged offences punishable under section 109 (abetment) and 465 (punishment for forgery) of IPC and under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.

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First Published : 01 May 2017, 07:40:00 AM

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