New Delhi: Giving rest to all speculation, the Delhi High Court today dismissed plea of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife’s seeking quashing of the disproportionate assets case filed against them by the CBI.
Justice Vipin Sanghi also vacated the Himachal Pradesh High Court’s interim order of October 1, 2015 restraining the CBI from arresting, interrogating or filing a charge sheet in the case without the court’s permission.
The chargesheet was filed against nine people for alleged offences punishable under section 109 (abetment) of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.
Singh had sought directions from the High Court to quash the FIR registered against him and his wife under Sections 13(2) and 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 109 of IPC by the CBI in September, 2015 and urged the court to summon records of the preliminary inquiry and the FIR.
Virbhadra and his wife Pratibha Singh have claimed in their plea that there was no order, direction or judgment by any court that had authorised the CBI to inquire, investigate or register regular cases and exercise jurisdiction in the territory of Himachal Pradesh.
On his plea, the Himachal Pradesh High Court had restrained the CBI from arresting, interrogating or filing a chargesheet in the case without the court’s permission.
The state BJP has demanded Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to resign. BJP state president Satpal Satti asked him to apologize to people of the state. Rajiv Bindal has asked Congress to seek fresh mandate from the people of the state.