ED slaps case against B.S. Hooda and Associated Journal Ltd under PMLA

New Delhi, July 22 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a case against Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and the Associated Journal Ltd under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a disproportionate land allotment case. When Huda was the chief minister, he allocated the land to Associated Journal Ltd in Panchkula under wrong terms. For this land allocation, the loss for the state government revenue was more than crores. Hooda is already under the scanner of the CBI involving alleged irregularities in the allocation of industrial plots when he was chairman of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). It is alleged that the 14 plots, ranging from 496 sq.m, were allegedly allotted at throwaway prices. Those allotted the plots included Renu Hooda, Manjot Kaur, Nandita Hooda among others. Allegedly, all of them were related to politicians, bureaucrats and other influential people which included Hooda.