ED files cash laundering case towards former Haryana CM Hooda, others

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has registered a cash laundering case over allegations of irregularities in purchasing 400 acres of land in Gurgaon by personal builders allegedly in connivance with government officials. The issue becomes registered on the idea of a CBI investigation. The Enforcement Directorate had recently carried out a raid in opposition to former Haryana Leader Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, senior bureaucrats, and others. The ED case has been filed below the Prevention of cash Laundering Act (PMLA) provisions, and the agency has started out identifying the alleged ‘proceeds of crime’ procured illegally.


“Summons might be issued to the accused soon. The organization is also seeking out property created out of tainted price range to attach them below PMLA as part of the investigations,” said a senior ED officer. The case relates to CBI registering a chance in this regard last year in September on allegations that non-public builders in conspiracy with public servants of the Haryana government had purchased around 400 acres of land from farmers and landowners of village Manesar, Naurangpur, and Lakhnoula in Gurgaon district at throw away expenses, using the chance of acquisition using the authorities, in the course of 27 August 2004- 24 August 2007. It turned into alleged that a loss of Rs 1,500 crore becomes triggered to the land proprietors of village Manesar, Naurangpur, and Lakhnoula of Gurgaon. All through the ultimate week’s searches at Hooda’s house, CBI had claimed to have discovered “fund transaction info well worth crores of rupees” that is now being scrutinized using the agency.

The ED is anticipated to find a replica of these documents from the CBI soon if you want to take its probe forward. CBI alleged that to start with, and the Haryana authorities had issued a notification underneath the Land Acquisition Act for obtaining land measuring about 912 acres for putting in an Industrial Model Township at villages Manesar, Naurangpur, and Lakhnoula in Gurgaon.

After that, all of the lands had allegedly been grabbed from the land proprietors with the aid of personal builders at meager fees using the hazard of government acquisition, CBI had stated after registering the case.

It’s also alleged that an order was then surpassed via the in a position authority i.E. The Director of Industries on 24 August 2007 releasing this land from the purchase process in violation of the government policy, in favor of the builders, their agencies, and dealers, as opposed to the authentic landowners. The CBI in its FIR said inside the said manner, land measuring about four hundred acres whose market value at that point was above Rs four crore according to acre about totaling approximately Rs 1, six hundred crores about changed into allegedly purchased by way of the personal builders and others from the harmless landowners for simplest just Rs one hundred crores.

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