The Hush Post: The CBI has filed a charge sheet against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and 33 others in the Manesar land scam case.The charge sheet, filed before a special court in Panchkula, also named the then senior IAS officials Chattar Singh, M L Tayal and S S Dhillon , as accused. Promoter of the Gurgaon-based ABW Builders, Atul Bansal, has also been named.
The CBI had registered the case in 2015 following allegations that private builders, in conspiracy with some state government officials, had bought about 400 acres of land in and around Manesar at throwaway prices, causing a loss of about Rs 1,500 crore to the owners. It is alleged that the owners were forced to sell their land fearing that the government would acquire them and they would not get due compensation.
The CBI is also looking into another case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots in Panchkula by Bhupinder Singh Hooda and UPSC member Chattar Singh.