A court in Delhi on Monday granted bail to former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya Singh in a case of money laundering, reported PTI. The court barred Vikramaditya from travelling abroad without its permission.
The bail application was opposed by special public prosecutors NK Matta and Nitesh Rana, who appeared on behalf of the Enforcement Directorate. They contended that Vikramaditya Singh could misuse the liberty and attempt to influence witnesses.
The court asked Vikramaditya Singh to sign a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of the same amount, and posted the matter for further hearing on September 19.
On July 24, the court summoned the Congress leader’s son and others to appear before it on August 27 in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The investigating agency filed a chargesheet against him in the money laundering case, which also involves his father. The chargesheet also named managing director of Tarani Infrastructure Vakamulla Chandrasekhar and one Ram Prakash Bhatia.
In February, the agency charged 83-year-old Virbhadra Singh with projecting “proceeds of crime” amounting to Rs 7 crore as agricultural income in connivance with his wife Pratibha Singh and others, and investing it in Life Insurance Corporation policies.
Chandrasekhar and Bhatia are also accused in a Central Bureau of Investigation case related to money laundering, along with Virbhadra Singh, his wife, and others.