CBI registers new case against ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda in land scam, carries out searches at 30 locations
New Delhi:MNN:The CBI Friday registered a new case against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and others over alleged irregularities in land allocation and carried out searches at 30 locations in Delhi-NCR, officials said.
The case is understood to be related to alleged irregularities in land allotment, sources said.
A team of officials from the agency arrived early morning at Hooda’s residence in Rohtak, Haryana, they said.
According to the officials, 30 locations in the Delhi-NCR region are part of the probe, the officials said.
The agency is tight-lipped about the details of the case as the search operation is underway.
After the raid, the ex-chief minister Bhupinder Singh said, “They can’t silence me with this action. This is a political vendetta against me,” Hooda said after the raid.
Speaking on the same, Dipendra Hooda, son of Bhupinder Singh Hooda said, “This is a political conspiracy against my father.”
The raid at the Congress leader’s Model Town residence in Rohtak started around 8:30 in the morning and is still underway, sources told.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda was present inside the house when the CBI sleuths arrived.
The Supreme Court had on November 1, 2017, ordered a CBI probe into the acquisition process for 1,407 acre and subsequent release of 95 % land. It is alleged that around 1310 acres of this land was given to private builders.
The raids come just weeks after Hooda was granted bail by a CBI court in Panchkula in a case pertaining to alleged illegal re-allotment of land to Associated Journals Ltd , which is the publisher of National Herald, in 2005.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been campaigning for Randeep Surjewala in Jind for the last few days for the crucial by-poll that will be held on January 28.