Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh today moved to High Court to seek relief from CBI case registered against him on 23rd September followed by raids on 13 different premises into a disproportionate asset case.
Chief Minister told media persons while interacting on sideline of a function here this afternoon that he has knocked on the door of state High Court seeking quashing of FIR and staying CBI investigation against him in disproportionate case as the matter is sub judice before the court and appellate authority of Income Tax Commissioner.
High court official has confirmed that Mr. Singh’s writ petition was moved by advocate Parnab Pratap seeking to quash the FIR and staying CBI investigation against him. The petitioners were also sought that CBI should place all records against him on which the FIR has been lodged.
The petition is scheduled to be heard before the division bench of High court headed by Chief Justice Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Mir tomorrow. Earlier Mr. Singh had lodged a plea before CBI court at Delhi to seek copy of FIR and search warrant against him which was rejected by CBI court today allowing Mr. Singh counsel to inspect the copy of FIR on the court record.
On September 23, CBI booked Mr.Singh and others in disproportionate asset case of Rupees 6.03 crore followed by raids at different premises that belonged to Mr Singh, seizing the documents and property paper regarding the case from 13 different places in and outside the state.
CBI spokesman said that Mr. Singh has been booked in a disproportionate case to his source of income when he was Union Minister of Steel and Micro Small and Medium industries in the UPA government.