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CBI moves SC against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 5:58 IST

CBI on Thursday challenged a Himachal Pradesh High Court order that restricted the intelligence agency from interrogating Virbhadra Singh, chief minister of the state.

The plea will be heard by the Apex Court on the court opening day after Dusshera holidays, a bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu told Additional Solicitor General PS Patwalia.

Patwalia had told the court that it was impossible to investigate the case as the High Court order gave the CM immunity from interrogation or arrest without prior permission.

Virbhadra Singh, has been in soup lately with CBI probing a case of disproportionate assets case against him as union Minister for Steel and, subsequently, Minister for micro small and medium Enterprise in the UPA 2 government.

On 1 October, the Himachal Pradesh High Court had restrained CBI from arresting Virbhadra Singh and his wife in the case.

First published: 15 October 2015, 3:23 IST