The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has filed a prosecution complaint under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in the Panchkula Industrial Plot Allotment Scam against 22 accused. The case involves the allocation of 14 industrial plots worth Rs 30.34 crore to the acquaintances of the then Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda in 2013.
The ED initiated investigation on the basis of an FIR that was transferred to CBI.
Further investigation revealed that as a result of criminal conspiracy, Hooda, four retired IAS officers and other office bearers of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Panchkula, Haryana illegally benefited pre-selected acquaintances of the then CM, Haryana by allotting them 14 industrial plots denying allotment to more worthy applicants.
Apart from Hooda, 4 retired IAS officers namely, Dharam Pal Singh Nagal (the then chief administrator, HUDA), Surjit Singh (the then administrator, HUDA), Subhash Chandra Kansal…