Virbhadra PMLA case: Court asks ED to provide documents to accused
A special court on Wednesday directed the Enforcement Directorate to supply certain documents to LIC agent Anand Chauhan, an accused chargesheeted in a money laundering case involving Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh.
Special Judge Vinod Kumar directed the probe agency to hand over the documents which were filed along with the final report in the case. The direction was passed on Chauhan’s application seeking the documents, as the court posted the matter for next hearing on November 5.
The court had on September 7 taken cognisance on the charge sheet filed against Chauhan, who is currently in judicial custody, while asking the ED to provide him a copy of the final report and other documents.
The charge sheet was filed for offences under sections 3 (money-laundering) and 4 (punishment for the offence) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Act.
Chauhan was arrested from Chandigarh on July 9 under the provisions of PMLA on the grounds that he was allegedly not cooperating with the probe.