Hope CBI raids will provide incriminating evidences against Hooda: INLD

New Delhi [India], Sept 4 : The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has said the raid done by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which conducted searches at 24 places into alleged irregularities in the purchase of land from farmers and land owners in Haryana's Gurgaon district, would provide important clues in incriminating former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

"I think these raids will get some important clues and hopefully the nation will come to know the truth, how and with what power did former chief minster of Haryana B.S.

Hooda changed policies to benefit certain people and his close allies. I hope report provided by the CBI will also be a good evidential proof when it goes to the court," INLD member Dushyant Chautala told ANI.

He said the Dhingra Commission Report would further showcase the misdeeds done by the Congress regime in Haryana.

"Hopefully these reports will go to the court and will show how the Congress plundered the people of Haryana in 10 years in terms of IMT Manesar, Panchkula plot allotment to Associated Journal Ltd, the Dhingra Commission Report will also showcase some parts of CBI raids," he said.

As per reports, the CBI conducted raids at the residences and offices of former Haryana chief minister Hooda and his close aides in Rohtak, Gurugram, Panchkula, Chandigarh and Delhi in connection with the Manesar land deal case.

Following the directions of the Central Government, on the request of the Haryana Government, the investigating agency had on September 15 last registered a case against unidentified public servants of the HaryanaGovernment and unidentified private persons, and took over the investigation of an FIR, No.510 dated August 12, 2015, registered at the Manesar Police Station in Gurgaon district under various sections of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, said CBI sources.

It was alleged that the private builders in connivance with certain public servants of the Haryana Government, including important functionaries and others had purchased around 400 acres from farmers and land owners in Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula village in Gurgaon district at throwaway prices allegedly under the threat and false apprehension of acquisition by the government between August 2004-07, said CBI sources.

It was further alleged that about 400 acres had been grabbed from land owners by private builders under the threat of acquisition at meagre rates.

An order was also allegedly passed by the Competent Authority in Government on August 24, 2007 for releasing the 400 acres from the acquisition process in violation of the government policy and the licences/CLU were issued to the private builders.

An alleged loss of approximately Rs.1,500 crores was caused to land owners of Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula, said sources.

Source: ANI