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CM accused of getting unsecured loan

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Una, October 09, 2013
First Published: 18:56 IST(9/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:58 IST(9/10/2013)

Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur on Wednesday asked chief minister Virbhadra Singh to reveal the identity of one Bakamulla Chandershekhar, who allegedly gave a loan of `2.4 crore to the CM and another `1.4 crore to Mandi MP and CM's wife Pratibha Singh.

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Addressing mediapersons at the PWD rest house here, he said since there was a documentary evidence to it , the CM should come out with details like reason for the loan, repayment, interest rates and whether the transaction has been entered in the income tax returns.

The MP alleged that Virbhadra Singh had filed revised income tax returns for three financial years, namely for 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. He said while the income shown by the CM for these three years was `7.35 lakh, 15 lakh and 25 lakh, respectively, these were later revised to `2.21 crore, `2.8 crore and `1.55 crore.

He further wanted to know the rules of the Income Tax Act under which the returns for three years were revised after annual assessments had taken place.

He said since the state vigilance and anti-corruption department was busy investigating frivolous charges against his family members, the inquiry into Virbhadra Singh's money matters should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Lok Sabha MP demanded that the recent gangrape that took place in Shimla should be investigated by a sitting judge. He questioned why the accused were not medically examined and who was protecting them.

The MP alleged that the mining mafia was flourishing under the patronage of influential politicians and government officials, while the common man was forced to purchase construction material at upto seven times the market price.

State BJP president and Una MLA Satpal Singh Satti was also present. Earlier, the MP presided over a district-level monitoring and review committee of all departments.

 


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