After Vaghela, Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh in Trouble

CBI initiates preliminary enquiry against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh and his family members for amassing 6.1 cr.  

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File photo of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. (Photo: PTI)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated an enquiry against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members on Thursday.

The Singh and his family have been accused of amassing wealth of Rs 6.1 crore to the known sources of income while serving as Union Minister of Steel. CBI sources said the preliminary enquiry (PE) is against Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, son Vikramaditya Singh, daughter Aparajita Singh and an LIC agent Anand Chauhan.

The PE will probe the perspective of the unexplained income of Rs 6.1 crore during the period 2009-11 when he was serving as the Minister of Steel in the UPA Government, the sources said.

Sources also said, it is alleged that Singh, while serving as the Union Minister,  has invested Rs 6.1 crore in life insurance policies in his and his family members’ names through LIC agent Chauhan.

They said the PE is the first step to examine veracity of a complaint or source information received by the agency and if prima facie allegations are found true further probe is carried out by converting it as FIR also known as regular case.

(With inputs from PTI)

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