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ED sleuths questions HP CM’s private secretary


Shimla: The sleuths of Enforcement directorate today questioned Subhash Ahluwalia, principal private secretary to Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh in an alleged money laundering case.

Ahluwalia who was earlier summoned by the ED on April 22 and June 22 had not appeared before the ED and sought time but today he reached the ED and was questioned for more than an hour. Sources in the ED said that Ahluwalia, who was issued the notice under the Foreign Exchange Management act, was given a questionnaire seeking information in respect of his assets and also the alleged transactions abroad. Ahluwalia reportedly told that the cases had already been scrutinized by the Income Tax department and he would furnish the information sought by the ED.

A 1989-batch IAS officer, Ahluwalia, who retired in 2012, was appointed Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister in early 2013 after the formation of the Congress government.

He earlier remained Private Secretary to Virbhadra Singh during the previous term from 2003 to 2007.