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Himacal CM’s children move court against attachment of assets

Two children of Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday moved Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a provisional order of Enforcement Directorate (ED) to attach some of their assets under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The plea, filed by Virbhadra’s daughter Aprajita Kumari and son Vikramaditya Singh, also sought stay on the March 23 provisional attachment order (PAO) of ED saying it has “exceeded its jurisdiction”.

The petition came up before a Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath which fixed it for hearing on Wednesday.

ED has provisionally attached assets worth Rs 15,85,639 belonging to Aprajita and Rs 62,86,747 of Vikramaditya, their joint petition said and added that this order was passed without them being named in the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) of October 27, 2015 lodged against Virbhadra and others under PMLA. 
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