Delhi: Under prevention of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Enforcement Directorate today seized a farmhouse located at Mehrauli that belonged Maple Destinations & Dreambuild, a firm owned by Vikramaditya, son of chief minister Virbhadra Singh.
The agency has stated that the book value of the farmhouse is Rs 6.61 crore but it market value is around Rs 27.29 crores.
The agency also has alleged that the purchase was made through shell companies and was the second attachment in the case.
The ED has acted just 3 days after the Delhi High Court dismissed an appeal by Mr Virbhadra Singh for quashing of an FIR by CBI about amassing assets more than the known sources of income.
CBI moved swiftly and soon after the court dismissed the appeal, the investigating agency that very day filed a charge sheet before a special court about Virbhadra Singh having allegedly amassed Rs 10.3 crore of assets more than his known sources of income.
Meanwhile the Delhi High Court today refused to adjourned the Disproportionate Asset case and have posted the matter for 6 April after the judge refused to quash the CBI case.
The 82 year six time chief minister has dismissed the swift action by CBI and other central agencies as, ‘“t is political vendetta, will face the case.”
The congress party is standing by Virbhadra Singh. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a senior congress leader said “Virbhadra Singh would remain in position since the CBI chargesheet was framed out of political vendetta. There is nothing to worry about.”