New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the CBI plea against the Himachal Pradesh High Court order in the money laundering and disproportionate assets case against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh till tomorrow.
Singh’s lawyer wanted the matter to be listed for hearing later in the day as senior counsel Kapil Sibal was away arguing a matter in the Supreme Court.
The judge, however, observed “You are already enjoying protection (from arrest/investigation) and are doing these delay tactics.”
“There will be no more adjournments after this, argue the case if you want to,” the court said.
The matter has now been posted for hearing at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
The interim order passed by the Himachal Pradesh High Court says that CBI cannot interrogate, arrest or chargesheet Singh without its permission.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached some of the assets of Virbhadra Singh worth Rs. 8 crores in connection with the money laundering case.
On March 16, the Delhi High Court had refused to grant a stay on the proceedings initiated by the ED against him.
The ED had last year registered a money laundering case against Virbhadra and others under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognizance of a criminal complaint filed by the CBI in this regard. (ANI)