P’kula AJL case: ED summons Motilal Vora
ED has issued summons to senior Congress leader Motilal Vora in connection with its money laundering probe into alleged irregularities in the allotment of a plot to Associated Journal Limited (AJL), publisher of the National Herald newspaper, in Haryana’s Panchkula in 2005.
Officials said Vora, the national Treasurer of the All India Congress Committee, has been summoned under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for questioning on November 22. They said Vora has been summoned by the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case in his capacity as the Chairman and Managing Director of the AJL.
Congress sources said the party has already sent a reply in regard to the case to the Enforcement Directorate sometime back. The agency, early this year, had filed a criminal complaint and booked former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, AJL officials and others on charges of alleged money laundering, taking cognisance of a Haryana State Vigilance Bureau FIR.
The vigilance Bureau had registered a case of cheating and corruption against Hooda and four officials who were in HUDA for allegedly re-alloting a plot to AJL in Panchkula in 2005.