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CBI to question former HUDA officials in plot allotment scam

nation Updated: Jun 01, 2016 08:53 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to question three former senior HUDA officials in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots in 2012.

“Their (officials’) questioning is key to getting details on issues related to the irregularities in the case, roles of individuals, location of an allotment-related file and whether there was any quid pro quo,” said a CBI source. According to CBI’s FIR the allegedly fraudulent allotments were made during former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s stint as the HUDA chairman.

After questioning the trio, which includes the planning agency’s former chief controller and deputy superintendent, the agency will interrogate Hooda to examine if he played any role in the scam, the CBI source added.

The CBI in its FIR alleged that HUDA had violated key rules while allotting land in Haryana’s Panchkula district. The plots were allotted by making irregular changes in the criteria after the last date of submission of applications had passed.

First Published: Jun 01, 2016 08:53 IST