ED attaches Virbhadra Singh’s Delhi farmhouse in PMLA case

Virbhadra Singh

New Delhi, April 3, 2017: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday has attached a farmhouse in Delhi, worth around Rs 27 crore in connection with its money laundering probe against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others.

The agency has issued a provisional order attaching the farmhouse located in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

It said the book value of the asset is Rs 6.61 crore but its market value is “worth Rs 27 crore and is in the name of ‘Maple Destinations & Dream build.'”

Meanwhile, speaking to media after ED’s action, Virbhadra Singh said that “it is political vendetta and will face the case”.

The move comes days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a charge sheet against Singh accusing him of accumulating disproportionate assets during the time he served as a union minister in the UPA regime.

The ED filed a criminal case under PMLA against the Chief Minister and others in 2015 based on a CBI FIR.

Wefornews Bureau

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