INLD seeks probe into land deals during Hooda tenure



Chandigarh: Haryana's opposition Indian National Lok Dal on Monday sought a "high-level probe" into the alleged multi-crore rupee land scandals in the state during the tenure of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government.

INLD President and former Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, alleged hundreds of acres of prime land, worth crores of rupees, had been sold to leading builders by the Hooda government "in violation of all rules and at throw-away prices".

"INLD seeks a high-level independent probe into the land deals", Chautala told reporters in Chandigarh after leading a delegation of party leaders to Governor Jagannath Pahadia here. The party submitted a memorandum to him with the demand.

Chautala alleged the latest land scandal relates to the sale of 350 acres of land to a private builder in Gurgaon for Rs 1,703 crore.

He claimed the land, "whose market price is Rs 50 crore per acre, was sold to the private builder by amending conditions to suit the builder on a single-tender basis."

The INLD chief alleged that there were numerous examples where the state government had issued notices to farmers for acquiring their land and after acquiring these at "throwaway prices," released them to private builders.

No official comment was immediately available.

PTI