New Delhi, Nov 16: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of Income Tax department has registered a money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Birbhadra Singh.
The agency has filed the case under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognisance of a criminal complaint filed by the CBI in this regard in September.
ED investigators are also expected to question Singh and his other associates soon.
The agency will work to investigate the allegation that Singh and his family members allegedly amassed wealth of Rs 6.1 crore between 2009-11, disproportionate to his known sources of income, while serving as the Union Minister of Steel.
The CBI FIR had named Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan and Chauhan’s brother C L Chauhan and charged them under the Prevention of Corruption Act.