The Asian Age
CBI FILES FINAL STATUS REPORT IN VIRBHADRA GRAFT CASE
The CBI filed its final status report in the Delhi high court on Monday on its investigations into allegations of graft, money laundering and forgery charges against the Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh during his earlier tenure as CM and Union minister. The court also directed the Mr Singh to file his affidavit on Tuesday.
“The final status report of the CBI is filed in sealed cover and same is also taken on record,” said a bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R. S. Endlaw. The matter has now been fixed for September 10 for the next hearing. “How can a party ( Himachal CM) be allowed to file its response without being issued a notice?” the court added.
The court’s response took place after the counsel for Mr Singh told the court that a notice should not be issued against the chief minister and he be allowed to advance the arguments on the issues including the maintainability of the PIL against him.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause against the politician.
The court had earlier asked the CBI to file its status report in the matter.