A spokesperson said on Saturday, that of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Motilal Vora in a case of re-allotment of a Panchkula plot to Associated Journals Limited.
According to the statement given, the chargesheet has been filed under section 120-B of IPC, 420 of IPC and section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of PC Act in a special CBI court in Panchkula against Hooda in his ex-officio capacity as Haryana Urban Development Authority chairman.
As mentioned in the chargesheet, the CBI has alleged that the AJL was allotted a plot of land in Panchkula in 1982, on which no construction took place till 1992.
Subsequently, the HUDA had taken back the possession of the plot. The chargesheet also alleged that the same plot was re-allotted to the AJL at its original rates in 2005 by apparently violating the laid down norms by the then HUDA chairman, Hooda.
Reportedly, the AJL is controlled by senior Congress leaders, including members of the Gandhi family. The group also runs the National Herald newspaper, which is considered as the mouth-piece of the Congress party.
More details awaited