Delhi’s Patiala House court on Wednesday sent LIC agent Anand Chauhan, who was arrested in connection with the the money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, to judicial custody till July 25.
According to reports, Anand Chauhan submitted complaint before Court alleging torture during custody. He also retracted from giving any statement during interrogation.
Chauhan has also filed a bail application before the court.
The Enforcement Directorate on July 9 had arrested LIC Agent Anand Chauhan in connection with the money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh.
In November 2015, the ED registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at its New Delhi office against Singh and his family members, including his wife Pratibha.
The ED’s case is primarily an offshoot of a case registered by the CBI on September 23 in New Delhi alleging that Singh tried to legitimise an unaccounted income of Rs 6.03 crore by
revising his income tax returns for three years – 2009 to 2012 – and also invested more than Rs 5 crore in LIC policies through Anand Chauhan, a local LIC agent, who had also signed an MoU with the CM to manage his orchard.