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). 

b’Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh/PTI’

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.