The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested an LIC agent Anand Chauhan in connection with the money-laundering probe against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh on Sunday. Chauhan was instrumental in investing Rs 5 crore in LIC polices in the name of CM’s family members including his wife and children.
He was arrested after being called for an interrogation in Chandigarh by the ED.
The arrest has been made in connection to the case that the ED had registered against the Chief Minister and family members earlier this year. The news of his arrest has been confirmed by the family members of Chauhan, as they said that he was taken to PGI Chandigarh for medical examinations by the ED teams late Friday night from there taken to Delhi for investigation purposes.
The ED action has pressed panic buttons in the Chief Minister’s camp. The agency had already attached assets worth Rs 7 crore belonging to Chief Minister’s son Vikramaditya Singh.