The Hush Post: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to Vikramaditya Singh, former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son in a money laundering case.
Special judge Arvind Kumar provided relief to Vikramaditya Singh on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and one surety of the same amount.
However, the court has put certain conditions on the accused, including that he cannot leave country without prior permission and he will not try to influence any witness.
On the other hand, Special public prosecutors N K Matta and Nitesh Rana appearing for ED opposed the bail application, saying the accused may misuse the liberty. The court has now put up the matter for hearing on September 19.
The court had on July 24 summoned Vikramaditya Singh and others to appear before it on August 27 in a case of money laundering.
The court was considering a chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on July 21 against Vikramaditya Singh in the money laundering case, which also involved the former Himachal Pradesh chief minister.
The chargesheet also named the managing director of Tarani Infrastructure, Vakamulla Chandrasekhar, and one Ram Prakash Bhatia as accused.
Both Chandrasekhar and Bhatia are accused in a CBI case related to the matter, along with Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others.
Besides, 83-year-old Singh and his 62-year-old wife, the others named in the ED chargesheet are Universal Apple Associate owner Chunni Lal Chauhan, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan and two other co-accused–Prem Raj and Lawan Kumar Roach.
The CBI has claimed Virbhadra Singh had amassed assets worth around Rs 10 crore which were disproportionate to his total income during his tenure as a union minister.
The matter was then transferred by the apex court to the Delhi High Court which, on April 6, 2016, asked the CBI not to arrest Singh and directed him to join the probe.