CBI examines Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh’s son

  • Abhishek Sharan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 01:21 IST
HP chief minister Virbhadra Singh with his wife Pratibha Singh and son Vikramaditya during a rally in Mandi. (PTI file photo)

The CBI on Tuesday examined Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya about the identity of the person who funded certain assets in his name, including a city-based farmhouse.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought information and clarifications on the issue from Vikramaditya as part of its probe into a disproportionate assets case against the chief minister, his wife and two others. Vikramaditya was not named in the agency’s first information report (FIR) registered to probe Singh’s alleged disproportionate assets.

Vikramaditya’s statement would be treated as a witness testimony, according to a CBI source. He was questioned for six hours at the CBI headquarter.

“Vikramaditya was evasive while replying to certain questions,” the source claimed.

The agency’s probe has been investigating the chief minister since last September over allegations related to amassing of disproportionate assets worth Rs 6 crore during his 2009-12 stint as a steel minister in the UPA II government. Singh and the three other accused have denied CBI’s allegations.

The agency is likely to also seek clarifications from Singh’s daughter, who was not named in the CBI’s FIR.

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