Delhi Court Defers Framing Of Charges In Virbhadra DA Case For 3 April, 2017

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Delhi: A trail court here adjourned an hearing about framing of charges in the Virbhadra Singh disproportionate asset case for Monday on grounds for not being able to scrutinize the chargesheet that CBI filed yesterday.

Before the chargesheet had been put before the special court, the Delhi High Court had yesterday dismissed the Himachal chief ministers plea for dropping of the case.

The court not only rejected the plea but also vacated a stay about CBI not being permitted to arrest him without the courts order or about being allowed to file a chargesheet before the trial court.

Other than Virbhadra Singh, those charged in the case include Pratibha Singh, wife of Virbhadra Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan, a fruit merchant Chunni Lal, Joginder Singh Ghalta, Prem Raj, Lawan Kumar Roach, Vakamullah Chandrashekhara and Ram Prakash Bhatia.

The over 500 page charge sheet has listed 225 witnesses and contains 442 documents alleging that Virbhadra Singh had amassed Rs 10.30 crore of income more than his known sources of income, which were mainly family owned orchards, at a time when he was a minister in the Manmohan Singh cabinet at Delhi from 2009 to 2012.

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