CBI furnished incomplete FIR copy: Virbhadra Singh

New Delhi


Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has moved a special court here, alleging that the CBI did not furnish to him a complete copy of the first information report (FIR) in a disproportionate assets case against him and his wife.

In his application before Special Judge Vinod Kumar, Virbhadra Singh urged that directions be issued to the Central Bureau of Investigation to file a complete copy of the FIR in the case.

The chief minister said that the annexures, as mentioned in para five of the FIR, were not sent to the court along with the FIR's copy.

The court asked the CBI to file reply on his plea and listed the matter for November 6.

Virbhadra Singh last week inspected the judicial records of the case in pursuance to the court's order dated September 28.

In June, the CBI initiated a preliminary inquiry against Virbhadra Singh and his wife on charge of acquisition of assets disproportionate to known sources of income during his tenure as the union steel minister.

The case was registered on September 23 under the Prevention of Corruption Act against the former union minister, his wife Pratibha Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan and an associate Chunnilal.

The CBI raided Virbhadra Singh's residences in Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, including Holly Lodge in Jakhu Hills of Shimla, on September 26 while he and his family were busy with his daughter's marriage. - IANS