ED giving out 'concocted' value of assets seized, alleges Virbhadra
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday accused the Enforcement Directorate of "concealing" facts and giving out a "concocted" value of the assets seized by the agency in connection with its money laundering probe against him and others.
"While one expected political opponents to distort facts to drive political mileage, it is a matter of grave concern that a responsible government agency is behaving in such a manner and spreading a canard against me," he claimed. Singh's reaction came in the wake of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attaching a farmhouse here having a market value of Rs 27 crore.
The agency alleged the property in the upmarket south Delhi area of Dera Mandi near Mehrauli was purchased "out of laundered money through shell firms".