CM moves in SC to challenge Delhi HC order


Himachal Pradesh Chief Minster Virbhadra Singh today moved in Supreme Court against Delhi High Court Order on his petition allowing the CBI to go ahead with the DA case longed by agency against him in Sep 24 2015. Mr. Singh challenged the Delhi High Court order of Mar 31 2017 which had dismissed his petition to quash FIR registered by the CBI in Sep 2015. The Special Leave Petition was moved by the Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid today.


The Court has yet to consider the SLP for hearing however, Mr. Singh had sought the staying of CBI charge sheet in Special CBI Judge at Patiala House Court which had registered the case on Mar 31, 2017 within two hours of dismissing his plea by the Delhi High Court as the agency has moved with charge sheet in Rs 10.03 Cr DA case.


Chief Minister who reportedly met with AICC vice president Mr. Rahul Gandhi yesterday apprised the Congress leader about the prevailing development with moving of charge sheet by the CBI after getting nod from Delhi High Court. Mr. Singh returned to Shimla in the evening and changed his schedule of today as he was expected to land at Jawalaji Heliped to join by assembly election campaign at Bhoranj in Hamirpur. The official attached to CMO said that CM would now go to Bhoranj tomorrow to campaign for party candidates.


Mr. Singh was also facing ED probe in the Money laundering case when it attached Rs 27 Cr farm house at Marholi in New Delhi on Monday. CBI court at Delhi may issue notice against Mr. Singh and nine other accused in the DA case as matter is fixed for hearing tomorrow. Mr. Singh was denying the accusation leveled by the CBI and ED alleging that he have to face the political vendata on behave of NDA government as so Official of Income Tax and ED who have allegedly affiliation with RSS conspiring against him.


The CBI and ED alleged that it has incremental evidences against Mr. Singh to book him in DA and PMLA cases. The Delhi High Court rejecting Chief Minister petition also concluded that Agency have prima facie sufficient evidence to book and file charge sheet against Mr. Singh.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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