New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached a farmhouse with a market value of Rs 27 crore in connection with its money laundering probe against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others.
The agency has issued a provisional order attaching the farmhouse located in south Delhi's Mehrauli area under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
It said the book value of the asset is Rs 6.61 crore but its market value is "worth Rs 27 crore and is in the name of "Maple Destinations & Dreambuild".
The latest ED action comes close on the heels of the CBI filing a charge sheet against Singh and his wife and others for allegedly amassing assets worth around Rs 10 crore disproportionate to their known sources of income.
The ED had filed a criminal case under PMLA against the CM and others in 2015 based on a CBI FIR.
A day after being booked by the CBI special court, the Chief Minister had on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring against him and asserted that all charges levelled against him were fabricated.
Averring that the truth would win, Singh said that the saffron party and its leaders were misusing power.
"The fight has just begun and I know the truth will prevail. All cases against me are fabricated. This is a conspiracy against me stitched by some BJP leaders like Prem Kumar Dhumal and Anurag Thakur. The BJP is misusing its power. There's no truth in it," said Singh....