The Himachal Pradesh Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on March 6 booked sitting BJP MP Virender Kashyap, who was allegedly caught accepting cash on camera. The case against the MP was registered under Section 9 of the Prevention of Corruption Act in Shimla. The party has retained the one-time MP from the Shimla (reserved) seat.
“The case was registered after the authenticity of the video CD was proved by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory of Chandigarh,” said the investigating official. In November, the Himachal Pradesh high court had issued a notice to Kashyap on a petition for quashing a police inquiry report giving a clean chit to him after he was allegedly caught accepting cash.