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Virbhadra’s wife to be further quizzed in PMLA case: ED to HC

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s wife Pratibha Singh needed to be further questioned in connection with a money laundering case against him, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain told Justice Vipin Sanghi that Pratibha Singh did not have answers to several questions put to her during questioning on August 9 and some documents were also sought from her.

The ASG’s submission came after a lawyer appearing on behalf of Pratibha sought a passover as senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who is representing her, was in the Supreme Court.

The ASG said that instead of a passover, the matter can be heard on a later date as there was no urgency. The court then listed the matter for hearing on September 23. The court was hearing Pratibha’s plea seeking a direction to ED not to take any coercive step against her in the wake of the 
arrest of an LIC agent in the case.

On August 8, ED had told the court it had no intention as of now to arrest her and would inform the court beforehand in case of doing so.
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