Court directs CBI to give documents to Virbhadra
New Delhi: A special court on Wednesday directed the CBI to hand over certain documents to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others in connection with a nearly Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case against him.
Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal passed the directions after the CBI submitted that the documents could not be handed over to the accused persons as per directions of the court, since the investigating officer was busy in some other case. Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others had earlier told the the court that they have not received various documents filed along with the charge sheet.
The court today also sought the agency's response on the pleas moved by the couple, who have not been arrested so far, seeking exemption from personal appearance. The court put up the matter for further hearing on October 31.
Besides the couple, who were present before the court during the day's proceedings, the other accused in the case include Universal Apple Associate owner Chunni Lal Chauhan, stamp paper vendor Joginder Singh Ghalta, Managing Director of Tarani Infrastructure Vakamulla Chandrasekhar, and co-accused Lawan Kumar Roach, Prem Raj and Ram Prakash Bhatia.
The court had granted them bail on May 29 after they appeared before it in pursuance to the summons issued against them by the court. The charge sheet also names as accused LIC agent Anand Chauhan, who was arrested in a separate money laundering case related to the matter and is currently in judicial custody.