Virbhadra, wife get clean chit in graft case
The court order was announced on Monday evening after Special Judge (anti-corruption) B L Soni completed recording of evidence in the case filed against Virbhadra and Pratibha by the state Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau in 2009 — a few days after the veteran Congress leader was inducted into the Union Cabinet.
Virbhadra and his wife were present in the court along with lawyers R S Cheema and Shravan Dogra. They were all smiles while coming out of the crowded court complex around 5.15 pm. “It was a fabricated and false case .The court has acquitted me of all the charges. I have great faith in the judiciary which has always come to my rescue whenever my political rivals, especially the BJP, has tried to frame me in false cases,” Virbhadra said.
Cheema added, “Virbhadra and Pratibha Singh have been acquitted of the charges by the honourable court. Most important thing is that the entire hearing/ recording of evidence took place in the hostile regime of the BJP. Tomorrow, your chief minister can take oath with a clean slate.”
Earlier, the court examined three prosecution witnesses, including retired IAS officer S M Katwal, who had filed a petition in the high
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