Stay on further attachment of Virbhadra kin’s properties

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016 00:49 IST
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh. HT Photo

The Delhi HC on Tuesday stayed “all further proceedings” related to the provisional attachment of properties of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh’s children by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money-laundering probe.

A division bench of chief justice G Rohini and justice Jayant Nath, however, said the already-attached properties of Singh’s daughter Aparajita Kumari and son Vikramaditya Singh will remain attached.

The order means the ED will be restrained from further proceedings in a complaint filed with the adjudicating authority in connection with the March 23 provisional attachment order.

The authority decides if the property attached is involved in money laundering.

The HC order came after senior advocate Amit Sibal, appearing for Aparajita and Vikramaditya, had argued that the ED had attached movable assets worth Rs 15.85 lakh and Rs 62.8 lakh without their names being involved in the case.

The court posted the matter for July 18 for further hearing.

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