HC puts on hold chargesheet against Virbhadra
Shimla: The Himachal High Court today put on hold putting up of challan against Union minister Virbhadra Singh in the CD case till disposal of another application put up by the latter seeking quashing of FIR in the case. The court has now listed the case for final hearing on June 25. Earlier, Virbhadra’s lawyers had moved the court against the vigilance bureau’s move to file a challan till they application on quashing of the FIR was decided by the court.
Release on recorded telephonic conversations by a CD released by former Congressman Vijay Singh Mankotia before the Parliamentary by-election in Hamirpur in May 2007, having conversation, allegedly of Virbhadra Singh and his wife with a former bureaucrat regarding some finantial dealing. The BJP government had ordered an inquiry after coming to power in the state, and a case was registered in August, 2009.