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Land given to Gen Kapoor was as per rules: Hooda

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 22:57

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda on Wednesday night said former Army Chief Gen Deepak Kapoor,
whose name figured on the list of allottees in the
controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai, was given a
residential plot in Gurgaon by the state government last year
as per laid down policy.

"The piece of land to Gen Kapoor was given as per policy
and laid down rules. Under the same policy we had also given a
plot to boxer Vijender Singh (at Panchkula)," Hooda told
reporters here.
Hooda had sanctioned a 500-square yard plot in Gurgaon
for Gen Kapoor in June last year.

The allotment was made under the state governemnt`s
policy for preferential allotment of residential plots to
domiciles of Haryana who have distinguished themselves in the
fields of art, culture, science and technology, social
service, judiciary, defence or sports.

The allotment was made by Haryana Urban Development
Authority (HUDA) with the stipulation that the allottee will
not be allowed to transfer the plot before the expiry of five
years from the date of allotment.

Asked if Gen Kapoor had made any request earlier that the
condition of not allowing transfer of land before five years
be waived, Hooda said rules prohivited any tranfer before five
"There is a specific clause in the policy which does not
allow the transfer to be made before the expiry of five
years," he said.

To a question why only a serving army Chief had been
given the plot, he said whatever had been done was as per the


First Published: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 22:57

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