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Virbhadra Singh, other accused summoned in DA case

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 May 2017, 17:09 IST

A Delhi Court on 8 May summoned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and other accused in the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case.

Earlier, Virbhadra's wife Pratibha Singh withdrew her plea, which had alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) hadn't obtained permission from the state government to procure documents used to prepare the chargesheet.

Pratibha's counsel had earlier on April 24 argued whether witnesses and documents that were collected during the investigation could be part of the chargesheet and if the court could read them for the purpose of taking cognizance.

The counsel also moved an application seeking consideration of these terms, while also requesting not to take cognizance of the chargesheet.

A day after being booked by the CBI special court, the chief minister accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring against him and asserted that all charges levied against him were fabricated.

"The fight has just begun and I know the truth will prevail. All cases against me are fabricated. This is a conspiracy against me stitched by some BJP leaders like Prem Kumar Dhumal and Anurag Thakur. The BJP is misusing its power. There's no truth in it," said Singh.

He also said the case against him was a 'political vendetta' and that he was ready to face the charges registered against him.

"This is a political vendetta. I am not afraid of it. I am ready to face the case," Singh told ANI.


First published: 8 May 2017, 17:09 IST