In a big setback to Himachal Chief Minister in the ongoing disproportionate assets case, Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of Virbhadra Singh and others seeking to quash of money laundering case against them.
The Delhi High court hearing the plea in the corruption charges against Himachal CM, dismissing the charge said the probe against Virbhadra Singh and others will carry on.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have filed several cases against Virbhadra and his family members in connection with an investigation on amassing wealth amounting to Rs. 6.1 crore between the year 2009 and 2011.
Earlier in April, ED summoned Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and son Vikramaditya Singh for questioning their connection in the corruption case.
The CBI, in its charge-sheet said that the Chief Minister was in possession of assets worth Rs 10,30,47,946.40 in his own name as well as in the names of his family members. Later the ED in 2015 also lodged a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLa) against the CM and his family members.
Hearing the arguments in the corruption case, Justice RK Guaba asked the law agency to carry on with the investigation.