DA case: Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh grilled by ED for 9 hours, asked 100 questions
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was on Thursday questioned for nine hours by the Enforcement Directorate.
New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was on Thursday questioned for nine hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case registered against him and others.
News agency ANI quoted ED sources as saying that around 100 questions were asked by the probe agency to Singh.
ED sources added that the Himachal CM and the Congress veteran was unable to answer some questions and opted to reply to the unanswered queries later.
The agency had summoned Singh in order to record his statement in this case and also to confront him with some documents it has seized and recovered in this case of disproportionate assets.
The ED summons have come close on the heels of filing of a charge sheet by the CBI against Singh, his wife and others for allegedly amassing assets worth around Rs 10 crore disproportionate to their known sources of income.
In the first week of April, the ED attached Singh's Delhi farmhouse worth Rs 27.29 crore.
The ED had filed a criminal case under the PMLA against Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha, Life Insurance Corporation agent Anand Chauhan, his associate Chunni Lal, and others in 2015 following the CBI's FIR dated September 23, that year.
The case was registered after a preliminary inquiry found that Singh as Union Minister from 2009 to 2012 allegedly accumulated assets worth Rs 6.03 crore, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.