Chandigarh: The Central Burau of Investigation (CBI) team on Saturday conducted raids at multiple locations in Haryana in connection with questionable allotment of coveted industrial plots during the regime of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
In more trouble for him, the CBI also lodged a criminal case in the matter.
According to the FIR, industrial plots were given to 14 people by allegedly manipulating certain allotment provisions, including allowing them to submit their applications even after the last date for submission.
The case which was handed over from Vigilance Bureau of Haryana to the CBI has named Hooda, the then Chairman of HUDA, three former bureaucrats, 13 beneficiaries and unknown officials of the authority and state government.
The former Haryana Chief Minister has called it 'political vandetta' by the BJP government and denied any raid being conducted at any of his premises including those in Rohtak by the CBI.
As per the report, the raids were conducted at 16 locations in Chandigarh, Panchkula, New Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Rohtak, Karnal and Kurukshetra, including residences of some of the accused.