CBI to question Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in DA case


New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was questioned by Central Bureau Investigation in correlation with its query into allegations of disproportionate assets collective by him during his tenure as Union Minister.

Senior Congress leader Virbhadra singh reached the CBI headquarters on Thursday morning. CBI had initiated an investigation which had apparently showed that as Union Minister during 2009-2012 had supposedly disproportionate assets worth Rs 6.03 crore (approx) in his name and in the name of his family members to his known sources of income.

On September 26 last year, CBI had searched the Virbhadra Singh residence and 10 other places in connection with the case.

Later, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids and summoned him for questioning in Delhi after the registration of the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

However, the Delhi High Court asked the ED to present all the documents in a sealed cover, related to the search.

Earlier Virbhadra Singh had approached the court seeking directions to the ED to provide him with the reasons on the basis of which search and abduction was carried out at his premises in the case.