The raids have conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Former Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda at his residences and office premises on Saturday. The raids also include Former Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister (PSCM) ML Tayal and the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) member Chattar Singh for having involvement in Manesar Land deal case.
The CBI conducts raids at 20 locations in Rohtak, Gurgaon, Panchkula, Chandigarh and Delhi. The close aides of Bhupinder Singh Hooda include two former IPS Officers and one serving officer beside others. The main reason of raids is related to the allotment of 400 acres land in Manesar between 2004 and 2007 which is allegedly acquired from the villagers at very cheap rate.
“Searches are being carried out at 20 places in Rohtak, Gurgaon, Chandigarh and Delhi. The premises of Mr Hooda, his two former personal secretaries and a serving Indian Administrative Service official are being searched by different teams. Some private companies are also under the scanner,” said a CBI official.
As per the reports, the CBI has filed a case against the builders and who have alleged role in the purchase of 400-acre land in Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula in Gurgaon for 100 crores when the actual worth of land costs to 1600 crore. The Central Bureau of Investigation has also targeted the government officials during the regime of Congress-led government who have an involvement in the land case.
“The Haryana government led by Mr Hooda had issued a notification under the Land Acquisition Act for the acquisition of land measuring about 912 acres for setting up of an Industrial Model Township in these villages,” said the official. The Bhupinder Singh Hooda headed the Congress government for ten years till 2014 in Haryana.