Taking major step in connection with money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today arrested LIC agent Anand Chauhan.
Chauhan was arrested from Chandigarh under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as agency claimed that Chauhan wasn’t cooperating with the investigating officer of the case.
LIC agent Anand Chauhan is a crucial entity in this case as both the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI have earlier found that Chauhan was the one who allegedly insured the said unaccounted funds of the veteran Congress leader in life insurance policies.
ED had already questioned Chauhan multiple times in this case earlier. Earlier yesterday, Agency had summon Parwanoo based businessman in the case.
Last month, Singh was also called for questioning at the CBI office.
ED and CBI has registered a case of disproportionate assets against the HP Chief Minister last year and also raided his house September last year.
Charges against Singh relates to his term as union minister of steel in UPA-II. It was alleged that Singh and his family members had amassed wealth of Rs 6.1 crore from unknown sources of income during 2009-2011.
Veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh has maintained that case is politically motivated and aimed to tarnish his image and damage him politically.