Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh reached CRI Headquarter for second consecutive day


New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation for the second following day in correlation with an alleged disproportionate assets case against him on Friday.

Virbhadra Singh reached the CBI headquarters around 11 AM for the second round of questioning. He was questioned by the CBI for more than seven hours yesterday. Agency sources claimed that he failed to offer any explanation when confronted with evidence against him.

“CBI has a fool proof case against him, his associates and partners in criminal conspiracy regarding the assets acquired in the name of his children and wife,” an official had said.

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.

The FIR filed with a designated court in Delhi under the Prevention of Corruption Act, named Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan and owner of Universal Apple Associates Limited Chunni Lal Chauhan. The allegations have been strongly refuted by Singh.

In a statement, CBI spokesperson had alleged that Singh had invested his unaccounted income in LIC policies in his name and in the name of his wife and other family members through a private person by showing the same as agricultural income.