Today morning, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers raided former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s house linked to a land dealing case. A new case has been registered by the CBI against Mr. Hooda and many other allegations related to a land allotment between 2004 and 2007 when he was the chief minister of the state.
The CBI is continuing their searching operation in Delhi and near about more than 30 places in connection with the land allocation irregularities case. This morning a team of officers reached Mr. Hooda’s home in Rohtak.
In 2016, first, a probe was launched by the vigilance bureau of Haryana to investigate how the Haryana Urban Development Authority had allotted land to the Associate Journals under Mr. Hooda. At that time the group, Associate Journals, owned the Congress-linked National Herald newspaper.
The case has been taken over by the CBI. In 2005, when there nothing had been built, the land was re-allotted. The CBI has considered it to be illegal. The original allotment was in 1982 and it was taken away in 1996 when there was no success to build it on. All these cases of re-allotment were done under Mr. Hooda and that’s why he and his other officials have been charged with cheating and corruption.
In December, the CBI filed a charge sheet against both Mr.Hooda and Congress leader Motilal Vora. The re-allotment of the land caused a loss of Rs. 67 lakh for the exchequer, complained the probe agency.