A Sirsa-based woman, Inderjit Kaur, has accused three persons, including former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's sister-in-law Raj Kaur, of duping her of Rs 11 lakh for ensuring government jobs to her relatives.
In her complaint filed at the Rori police station, Inderjit Kaur, a resident of Bhima village in Sirsa district, has alleged that Sukhdev Singh, Dalbeer Singh and Raj Kaur had taken 11 lakh from her in 2012 and ensured government jobs for her two relatives. She said they failed to deliver their promise and even refused to return the money.
Station house officer (SHO), Rori, Shiv Narian said: "We have received a complaint of cheating from Inderjit Kaur of Bhima village against three persons - Dalbeer Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Raj Kaur. They have been booked under Sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)." He said the police were yet to initiate probe as the investigating officer was out of town.
About the involvement of former CM's sister-in-law in the case, the police official said: "We don't know who the accused are."
The SHO refused to give the details of the amount paid for the jobs saying: "These are just allegations." Sirsa superintendent of police (SP) Ashwin Shenvi could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.
Hooda's brother refutes allegations
Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's brother Inder Singh Hooda has refuted the allegations that his wife Raj Kaur had taken money to ensure government jobs to the complainant's relatives during the Congress regime in the state.
"The allegations are false and baseless. My wife did not take any money," Inder, who lives in Nainital in Uttarakhand, told Hindustan Times on Saturday. "We don't know the woman who has levelled allegations against us. We don't have any relative in Sirsa as we are living in Nainital since 1965."
He, however, said that he knows Sukhdev Singh and Dalbeer Singh of Nainital, whose names have also been mentioned in the FIR, were known to him as their farmhouses are also close his farmhouse in Nainital."