Land allotment scam: CBI questions ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who is facing charges of irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots at the state's Panchkula district.

IANS| Last Updated: May 08, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
Land allotment scam: CBI questions ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who is facing charges of irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots at the state's Panchkula district.

The questioning was on at the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) headquarters here in south Delhi's Lodi Road area since morning. 

"Hooda is being questioned from 11 a.m. in connection with his involvement in the irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots at Panchkula by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA)," said CBI spokesperson R.K. Gaur. 

It is for the first time that Hooda is being quizzed in the case in which he is accused of releasing the orders of plot allotment while Chief Minister and HUDA Chairman. 

The CBI recently had examined Union Public Service Commission member Chattar Singh, who was the then Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, in connection with the case, registered by the agency in May 2016. 

In its FIR, the CBI mentioned that industrial plots were given to 14 people by allegedly manipulating certain provisions of allotment which included allowing them to submit their applications even after the last date of submission ended.