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ED summons Himachal CM for questioning

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Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for questioning in money laundering probe. He has been asked to depose before the Investigating Officer of the case on April 13 in New Delhi.

The latest action of ED comes in the wake of the CBI filing a charge sheet against Himachal CM, his wife and others in a disproportionate assets case. CBI had found that Mr Singh acquired disproportionate wealth worth Rs 10 crore between 2009 and 2011 during his term as Union minister of steel.

Officials said the agency has issued fresh summons to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as it wants to record his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The agency has already questioned his wife Pratibha and son Vikramaditya in the case.

The ED had filed a case under criminal provisions of the anti-money laundering law against the Chief Minister, his family members and others after taking cognisance of a complaint filed by the CBI in this regard in September, 2015.

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