The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Shimla has taken cognisance against former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his sons Anurag Thakur and Arun Dhumal in a defamation case filed against them by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday demanded that BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son and Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur abstain from holding any public office till they are cleared of charges in the case of land allotment to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.
A trial court here on Saturday issued summons to former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, his two sons including Anurag Thakur, MP, and 16 others to appear in person before it on October 27 in a case pertaining to allotment of land on lease to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
Justifying the proceedings initiated against his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal for alleged wrongdoing in allotment of land during his regime to the state cricket body, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday called for a "newly democratically elected" cricket body.
In a setback to the opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress government Wednesday got sanction to initiate proceedings against opposition leader Prem Kumar Dhumal for alleged wrongdoing in allotment of land to the state cricket body led by his son.
Three of the four Lok Sabha seats in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh are currently with the Bharatiya Janata Party. And it has decided to field two of its incumbents—Virender Kashyap from Shimla (SC) and Anurag Thakur from Hamirpur seats.
Under attack from BJP over alleged corruption, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday asked state BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal to go to the Lokayukta to make whatever charges he wanted against him or anybody else, saying, "We will face the consequences there."
Eyeing to woo voters in the BJP`s pocket borough ahead of the General Elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is to tour the Hamirpur constituency next week, an official said on Thursday.