CBI quizzes Hooda in Panchkula allotment case
The CBI on Monday questioned former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and UPSC member Chattar Singh in connection with alleged irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots in Panchkula.
Hooda and Singh, who was principal secretary to the chief minister when the allotments took place, had been called to appear before CBI investigators at the agency's headquarters here. The case pertains to the CBI FIR to probe corruption in the allotment of 14 industrial plots during Hooda's tenure as chief minister.
According to the FIR, industrial plots were given to 14 people by allegedly manipulating certain provisions of the allotment. These included allowing them to submit their applications even after the last date of submission had ended.
The 14 people who had been alloted land had submitted their applications on January 24, 2012, whereas the last date of submission was January 6, 2012, the FIR stated.