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Not worried, confident of coming out clean: Himachal Pradesh CM on ED summon

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who has been issued summons by the Enforcement Directorate, on Friday said he was confident of coming out clean on charges of money laundering and that he was too busy with the Assembly session to get worried about them.



Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who has been issued summons by the Enforcement Directorate, on Friday said he was confident of coming out clean on charges of money laundering and that he was too busy with the Assembly session to get worried about them.

"Since I will be busy with Vidhan Sabha session at Dharamsala, my advocates would take care of the notice and file a reply," he said during an informal chat with reporters.

The Chief Minister said he was not worried about the money laundering case as he has faced many charges against himself in the past and come out clean every time. "This time too I will fight it out."

"I sometimes feel proud of the fact that the entire central government is conspiring against me in a case, which has been already been cleared," the CM said.

Referring to his meeting with former CM and Leader of the Opposition in state Assembly PK Dhumal, Singh said it was merely a formality and nothing should be read out of it.

ED has issued summons to Singh in connection with its probe against him and his associates for alleged money laundering and is preparing to record his statement.

Sources said the summons have been issued under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) asking Singh to personally appear before investigators here in the first week of December. 

From Zee News

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