AJL land allotment case: CBI registers case against former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda

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New Delhi | Updated: April 6, 2017 1:57:00 PM

The CBI has registered a case against the then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda in connection with alleged irregularities in the land allotted to Associated Journals Limited in Panchkula.

In its FIR, the CBI has alleged that AJL was allotted a plot in Panchkula in 1982 on which no construction took place till 1992. Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) then took back possession of the plot. (Source: IE)

The CBI has registered a case against the then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda in connection with alleged irregularities in the land allotted to Associated Journals Limited in Panchkula. In its FIR, the CBI has alleged that AJL was allotted a plot in Panchkula in 1982 on which no construction took place till 1992. Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) then took back possession of the plot.

It alleged that the same plot was re-allotted to AJL at original rates plus in 2005 by allegedly violating the laid down norms by the then Chairman, HUDA who was the then Chief Minister B S Hooda.

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Associated Journals limited is reportedly controlled by senior Congress leaders including the Gandhi family. The group runs National Herald.

The FIR also names chairman and other senior officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). CBI summoned the officials of Haryana government for questioning which included many current and former officials. Last year in December, Haryana government handed over the matter to the agency for investigation.

The Haryana state vigilance bureau had also registered a case of cheating and corruption against Hooda and four officials in May 2016. In January this year, CBI took all the related records from the vigilance and started the probe on their level. After the investigation, CBI summoned all the accused officials by sending them the notice.

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