CBI files chargesheet against Himachal CM, others

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a chargesheet against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

The CBI filed the chargesheet before Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal.

The Delhi High Court, earlier on Friday, dismissed the plea of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and his wife seeking to quash an FIR registered by the CBI against them, in connection with a case of corruption.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had registered the case on September 23, 2016, under the Prevention of Corruption Act against the Chief Minister, his wife Pratibha Singh, Life Insurance Corporation agent Anand Chauhan and an associate Chunni Lal.

The case was registered after a preliminary inquiry found that Virbhadra Singh, during his term as a Union minister from 2009 to 2012, allegedly accumulated assets worth Rs 6.03 crore, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.