Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh’s Delhi farmhouse attached by ED
According to the enforcement agency, the market price of the farmhouse was shown to be Rs 1 crore while Rs 5.47 crore was paid in cashindia Updated: Apr 04, 2017 20:14 IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached a farmhouse in Delhi belonging to Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh’s family. The farmhouse, worth around Rs 27 crore, was attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The move comes days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet against Singh accusing him of accumulating disproportionate assets during the time he served as a union minister in the UPA regime.
According to ED, the farmhouse attached on Monday was purchased at Rs 6.61 crore by Maple Destinations and Dreambuild Private Limited, a Delhi based private firm. As per the company records, the CM’s son Vikramaditya Singh is listed as one of the directors of the firm.
The directorate has claimed that the market price of the farmhouse was shown to be Rs 1 crore, while Rs 5.47 crore was paid in cash.
Last week, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a chargesheet against Virbhadra Singh and others in a disproportionate assets case, hours after the Delhi High Court denied him any relief and removed the interim stay on his interrogation or arrest.