A special court in Shimla framed charges against Congress stalwart Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh in a two decades old graft case. Special Judge B L Soni, while announcing the judgment said that court has sufficient evidences for framing of charges against Virbhadra Singh and his wife in the CD case in which they were allegedly having a conversation with IAS officer Mohinder Lal and some industrialists regarding monetary transactions.
The special court framed charges under section 120 B of IPC and section 7, 11 and 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) against him.
Virbhadra Singh and his wife were booked in the case on August 3, 2009, on the basis of an audio CD released by once Congressman Vijay Singh Mankotia in May 2007 and the prosecution filed the case in the court of special judge in October 2010.
However, the trial in the case would not start immediately as a Virbhadra Singh has also filled a case in High Court to quash the FIR or transferring the investigations to the CBI that is still pending and if High Court clears it then only this case can start on him.
Whereas, Virbhadra Singh has claimed that evidence are not authenticated, however he signaled to offer resignation from ministry of Manmohan Singh Government.