The CBI on Saturday filed a chargesheet against former Haryana CM, Bhupinder Hooda and Congress leader Motilala Vohra, in connection with illegal allotment of land to Associated Journals Ltd. (AJL), the publisher of National Herald. The paper is managed by senior congress leaders, including the Gandhi family. The CBI in its chargesheet filed in a special court, alleged that a re-allotment of an institutional plot has caused about 67 lakh loss to the exchequer.
In the chargesheet it is alleged that the Hooda government has allotted a plot to AJL on lease in 1982, in which there was no construction till 1992. Later, in 1996 the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) took back the possession once the lease expired in 1996. The plot was again allotted to AJL in 2005 at the original rate in 1982.
Hooda, the former Chairman of HUDA and Vohra, the then Chairman of AJLhave been charged with cheating, criminal conspiracy under the IPC as well as the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, however, claims it as olitical vendetta by the Modi government, ahead of the 2019 elections. The CBI took over the case in April 2017 from the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau.
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