In fresh trouble for former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against him and others in a case of alleged financial irregularities in acquisition of land in Gurgaon’s Manesar in which farmers were cheated to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore.
The ED has filed a criminal complaint against the Congress leader based on a CBI FIR, under which the probe agency conducted searches in Haryana and Delhi last week.
The ED is expected to seek a copy of case documents from the CBI soon.
The ED has begun the process of identifying proceeds of crime in the case and will soon start questioning all the accused.
The case pertains to CBI registering a case last year on allegations that private builders in conspiracy with unknown Haryana government servants had purchased around 400 acres of land from farmers and land owners of village Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula in Gurgaon district at throw away prices, showing the threat of acquisition by the government, during August 27, 2004-August 24, 2007.
The agency alleged that a loss of Rs 1500 crore was caused to the land owners of village Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula of Gurgaon.