The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to file an action taken report on corruption charges against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
A Division Bench of Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan sought the report from the investigating agency when it submitted that it was conducting an inquiry into the allegations. The Bench asked the agency to file the report by February 12
The Bench was hearing a public interest litigation filed by non-government organisation Common Cause accusing the Chief Minister of corruption, money laundering, amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of income and criminal misconduct when he was the Union Minister for Steel.
The petitioner sought a direction to the investigating agency and the Income Tax Department to probe the allegations.
The petitioner alleged that Mr. Singh had made huge money through dubious means and showed it as agriculture income to claim exemption from the income tax. It further said that despite complaints to the Union Government, CBI and the Central Vigilance Commission, no action was taken.