The Hush Post|11:35 am|1-min-read
Delhi’s Patiala House has ordered former HP CM Virbhadra Singh to appear before the court on January 29. The framing of charges will be done on the same day.
In December, the court had ordered framing of charges against Singh for amassing disproportionate assets of over Rs 10 crore.
The court had said he presented unaccounted money as sale proceeds of apples, which caused loss to the public exchequer.
The court had also ordered framing of charges against Singh’s wife, Pratibha Singh. There was “grave suspicion” that she committed the offence of abetment, the court said.
The other accused are LIC agent Anand Chauhan, Chunni Lal Chauhan, Joginder Singh Ghalta, Prem Raj, Vakamulla Chandrasekhar, Lawan Kumar Roach and Ram Prakash Bhatia.
The punishment for the offences of criminal misconduct and disproportionate assets range between one and seven years jail term. Forgery under IPC entails a maximum of two years imprisonment. The offence of cheating could lead to a maximum sentence of seven years.