Virbhadra's DA case: Delhi HC adjourns CBI plea to tomorrow
The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned to tomorrow the hearing of CBI plea against Himachal Pradesh High Court in state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's disproportionate assets case.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned to tomorrow the hearing of CBI plea against Himachal Pradesh High Court in state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's disproportionate assets case.
Singh's lawyer wanted the matter to be listed for hearing later in the day as senior counsel Kapil Sibal was away arguing a matter in the Supreme Court.
The judge, however, observed "You are already enjoying protection (from arrest/investigation) and are doing these delay tactics."
"There will be no more adjournments after this, argue the case if you want to," the court said.
The matter has now been posted for hearing at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
The interim order passed by the Himachal Pradesh High Court says that CBI cannot interrogate, arrest or chargesheet Singh without its permission.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached some of the assets of Virbhadra worth Rs 8 crores in connection with the money laundering case.
On March 16, the Delhi High Court had refused to grant a stay on the proceedings initiated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against him.
The Enforcement Directorate had last year registered a money laundering case against Virbhadra and others under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognizance of a criminal complaint filed by the CBI in this regard.
(With agency inputs)