Himachal Pradesh High Court has summoned records of lower court in the notorious CD case acquitting chief minister Virbhadra Singh and his MP wife Pratibha Singh and has fixed November 25 as the next date of hearing. On December 24, 2012, Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh were acquitted by the court of special judge (forest) in Shimla just a day before Virbhadra took oath as chief minister of Himachal Pradesh for a record sixth time.

The decision of the lower court to acquit them was challenged in the high court through an appeal by former chairman of Subordinate Services Selection Board S M Katwal, who had sought permission from the high court to challenge the decision of the lower court.

Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary in his order said that to consider an appeal it’s required to go through the record of case. As per information provided by the registry of the high court in the court, total 96 days delay has been counted in filing the appeal.

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