A Delhi court on Tuesday summoned former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya and two others in a money laundering case of Rs. 7.39 crore, a spin off from the disproportionate assets case against Mr. Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh.
The other accused whom the court summoned are Tarani Infrastructure managing director Vakamulla Chandrasekhar and Ram Prakash Bhatia.
Taking cognisance of a second supplementary complaint filed by the Enforcement Directorate, Special Judge Arvind Kumar summoned them on August 27.
The Directorate earlier filed a complaint in the matter against Mr. Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, Universal Apple Associate owner Chunni Lal Chauhan, insurance agent Anand Chauhan, Prem Raj and Lavan Kumar Roach. The case is based on a CBI FIR of September 2015.
According to the Special Public Prosecutor in the case, N.K. Matta, a total of nine accused persons, including the former Chief Minister and his wife, are facing prosecution in the case.
The Directorate has accused Mr. Singh of projecting Rs. 7.39 crore proceeds of crime as agricultural income in connivance with his wife and the other accused persons and investing it in insurance policies.
“The proceeds of crime were projected as agricultural income with the help of Anand Chauhan and Chunni Lal Chauhan and were invested in insurance policies in the name of Mr. Singh and his family members. A major portion of the money, after crossing through various bank accounts, found its way into acquisition of immovable property,” the Directorate alleged.
Separate case filed
In a separate case filed by the CBI, in relation to the matter, the former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, his wife and Mr.Chauhan were charge sheeted along with others.
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