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BJP can even oblige those who blame me for Syria war: BS Hooda

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda hit back at the state’s BJP government on Monday for allegedly facilitating CBI raids on his properties in connection with an illegal land allotment case.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2016 15:58 IST
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Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressing a press conference in Rohtak on Monday.
Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressing a press conference in Rohtak on Monday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda hit back at the state’s BJP government on Monday for allegedly facilitating CBI raids on his properties in connection with an illegal land allotment case.

“I have no problem with CBI raids. But if their (BJP’s) intentions were right, they would have handed over the case directly to the CBI. But they didn’t want CBI to conduct preliminary inquiry. Had the CBI done preliminary inquiry, the case would have been closed after it,” he said.

The central investigation agency had raided 24 premises linked to the Congress leader on Saturday but Hooda claimed that it found nothing against him.

“The CBI found no documents in my house regarding the case. They took away documents related to my brother’s business, and a computer that has record of our workers,” he said.

Hooda also lashed out at a national Hindi daily for reporting that the CBI had sealed two files from his farmhouse. Showing a written document by the CBI that stated that they did not seal any file from his farmhouse, Hooda said, “I can go to the court against this daily for reporting wrong facts… In another daily, they gave a front page picture of our Delhi house which wasn’t even raided”.

Hooda also downplayed reports that claimed that a few officers of his former government were willing to give evidence against him. “So who’s stopping them? These must be people seeking some benefit. Considering that the BJP government can even oblige those who blame me for the Syria war, their chances are bright if they criticise me,” he said.

The ex-CM also lashed out at INLD leader Abhay Chautala for latter’s comments against him. “I want to advise Abhay to rather focus on his own case. Had he fought the case better for his father OP Chautala, he wouldn’t be in jail.”