CBI Questions former Haryana CM Hooda in Land Allotment Scam in Panchkula

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Monday, May, 08 2017 - 18:28

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in connection with alleged irregularities in the acquisition of land in Manesar, Gurgaon district.

According to the FIR, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has given industrial plots to 14 people by allegedly manipulating certain provisions of allotment.

CBI says that the plots in Panchkula were illegally allotted to private persons, mostly relatives of Hooda and HUDA officials. The land was acquired from villagers who allegedly lost Rs. 1,500 crore in the deal.

The allotments were made by HUDA in July 2013 and approved by Hooda as its Chairman.

The former Chief Minister Hooda headed a Congress government in Haryana for 10 years till 2014.

In December 2015, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has orderedthe State Vigilance Bureau to register an FIR in the case. 

Others named in the FIR are retired IAS officer DPS Nagal, the then chief administrator of HUDA, SC Kansal, the then controller of finance, and BB Taneja, the then deputy superintendent of HUDA.


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