Enforcement Directorate has attached assets of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, worth 5.6 crore rupees in a disproportionate assets case.
So far, assets worth 40 crore rupees have been attached in this case. In April this year, the agency had questioned Mr. Singh and also attached a farmhouse worth around 27 crore rupees in Delhi belonging to his family.
The probe agency said the assets both movable and immovable are in the name of the chief minister’s son Vikramaditya Singh, daughter Aprajita Singh and wife Pratibha Singh.
The ED said, it has issued a provisional order of attachment under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
This order attaches 4.2 crore rupees from a portion of farmhouse at Dera Mandi in Delhi in the name of Ms Tarini International and fixed assets of Ms Tarini Infra Damanganga project at Vapi in Gujarat.
The agency also said, shares worth 64 lakh rupees in the name of Vikramaditya Singh and Aprajita Singh and fixed deposits to the tune of 20 lakh rupees in bank account of Aprajita Singh.
Earlier, the ED had filed a case under the money laundering law against him and his family members after taking cognizance of a complaint filed by the CBI in 2015.
The CBI had filed the case against the Chief Minister and others for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets of around ten crore rupees during Mr. Singh’s term as Union Minister in the UPA regime.