Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was the chairman of HUDA in 2012 when allotment of 14 industrial plots were made in Panchkula to his relatives and people known to housing authority officials.
CHANDIGARH: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted raids at 16 places after registering a case against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who happened to be the chairman of Haryana urban development authority (Huda) in 2012 when allotment of 14 industrail plots were made in Panchkula to his relatives and people known to housing authority officials.
Those named in the FIR along with Hooda include the then chief administrator of HUDA, DPS Nagal, chief financial controller Huda SC Kansal, deputy superintendent of Huda BB Taneja, and the illegal beneficiaries.
CBI is likely to soon question Hooda in the case.
The CBI simultaneously conducted raids at Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Karnal and Rohtak. A CBI spokesman said, “Investigations are in progress, but there has been no raid at the residence or offices of ex-CM Hooda.”
CBI had registered a case on May 19, for destruction of evidence, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy under sections 201, 204, 409, 420, 467, 471 and 120B of the IPC and Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1988, against the former CM, three ex-HUDA officials and 13 beneficiaries on the request of the Mahonar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana.
CBI has also charged Taneja for destroying the evidence and documents related to the allotment process.