Shimla: A Special Judge on Saturday issued
notice to Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife
Pratibha Singh asking them to appear in court on November 27
in connection with a corruption case, official sources said.
Taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the
Himachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption and Vigilance Bureau on
October 1, Special Judge (Forests), Shimla, B L Soni said
there was sufficient ground to proceed against Virbhadra Singh
under section 120 B of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act,
His wife Pratibha Singh, a former MP, has been charged
under section 120 B of IPC and sections 8 and 9 of Prevention
of Corruption Act, he said.
The state Anti-Corruption Bureau had registered a case
against Singh and his wife on August 3, 2009, on the basis of
an audio CD which figured the alleged conversion of Singh and
his wife with a former IAS officer Mohinder Lal and some other
persons regarding some money transactions.