New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan in the disproportionate assets case registered against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
The charge sheet was filed in the court of Special Judge Vinod Kumar, who fixed September 7 for consideration of the matter.
ED also informed the court that further probe in the matter is underway and therefore an additional charge sheet in the case may be filed later on.
LIC agent Anand Chauhan is accused of laundering the alleged disproportionate assets acquired by Virbhadra Singh as Union Steel Minister.
Chauhan allegedly invested Virbhadra Singh’s “tainted” money of Rs 5.14 crore in LIC policies purchased in Virbhadra’s name and those of his family members, including wife Pratibha Singh, the ED mentioned in the charge sheet.
The ED arrested Chauhan on July 8 from Chandigarh under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is also probing the case.
The CBI reportedly found that Virbhadra Singh had accumulated assets worth Rs 6.03 crore in his name and in the name of his family members, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income, during his tenure as the Union Steel Minister from 2009 to 2011.
(Inputs from IANS)
First Published | 6 September 2016 5:35 PM