No evidence found for registering case against Virbhadra Singh – CBI

Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has in a affidavit let the Delhi High Court know that they have “not found any evidence for registering a regular case” into allegations of corruption charges against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, something the agency was probing.

Regarding the discrepancies in income tax returns and revised income tax returns filed by Virbhadra Singh for the years 2009 to 2012, the country premier investigating agency said that the “income tax department can go ahead with issues related to it.”

CBI also stated that an FIR would be registered only if the court directed it to do so.

In an earlier hearing additional solicitor general Sanjay Jain had told the court that “prima facie there is material on record to say that a money laundering case is made out against Virbhadra Singh.”

However, the CBI investigation is said to have found no criminal aspect into the allegations and hold that the matter relates to tax evasion which the income tax department could deal with.

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, representing the NGO Common Cause had approached the court demanding registering of a corruption case to prosecute the chief minister over dubious transactions and large investments.

Virbhadra Singh has denied the allegations leveled saying that he was being subjected to a media trail.

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