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ED attachment order to continue against Virbhadra's kin: HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday said the ED's provisional order attaching some assets of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's two children in a money laundering case, would continue. The high court, however, said that all the subsequent proceedings against them would remain stayed.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra observed that in April last year also, the court had stayed "all further proceedings" in connection with a March 23, 2016 provisional attachment order of their assets by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the case.

"Therefore, we are of the view that the attachment order shall continue... However, the final order of the adjudicating authority passed, if any, shall not be given effect to while their pleas challenging provisional attachment are pending," the bench said. The interim order came on a petition filed by Virbhadra's daughter Aparajita Kumari and son Vikramaditya Singh against the March 31 provisional attachment order of the ED.
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