Court fixes March 8 for consideration of charge sheet

NEW DELHI:  A special court will consider the charge sheet against LIC agent Anand Chauhan in a money laundering case allegedly involving Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on March 8.

“Deficient copies of the documents supplied. Counsel for accused seeks time to go through the same… Put up for scrutiny of documents on March 8,” Special Judge Virender Kr Goyal said today.

The court had on September 7 last year taken cognisance of the charge sheet filed against Chauhan, while asking the Enforcement Directorate to provide him a copy of the final report and other documents.

The charge sheet was filed for offences under sections 3 (money-laundering) and 4 (punishment for the offence) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Act.

The agency had earlier said Virbhadra Singh “while serving as a Union minister, had invested huge amounts in purchasing LIC policies in his own name and that of his family members through Chauhan”.

Chauhan was arrested from Chandigarh on July 9 last year under the provisions of PMLA on the grounds that he was allegedly not cooperating with the probe. (AGENCIES)


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