Court to consider chargesheet against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh on April 6

A court here on Monday fixed April 6 to consider the CBI chargesheet against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed the chargesheet against the accused before Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal.

As the judge was on leave on Monday, the matter has been listed for April 6 for consideration of the investigation report.

Besides Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan, his associate Chunni Lal, Joginder Singh Ghalta, Prem Raj, Lawan Kumar Roach, Vakamullah Chandrashekhara and Ram Prakash Bhatia are also chargesheeted in the case.

The CBI has booked the accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with abetment and forgery and under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

The CBI had registered the case on September 23, 2016, under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan and an associate Chunni Lal.

The case was registered after a preliminary inquiry found that Virbhadra Singh, during his term as a Union Minister from 2009 to 2012, allegedly accumulated assets worth Rs 6.03 crore, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.