After the CBI filed a chargesheet against Congress leader Motilal Vora and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda for alleged irregularities in the re-allotment of an institutional plot in Panchkula in Haryana to the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), Vora has reacted to the move. He has said that he believes no such irregularities had taken place and also said that they will reply to the chargesheet filed by the investigative agency.
"As far I as I know, there have been no irregularities but we will have to follow the orders of the SC. We will give appropriate reply to the chargesheet filed by the CBI," he said.
On December 1, the CBI filed charges against Hooda, who was also the chairman of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the then chairman of the AJL, Vora, and the company, under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections related to criminal conspiracy and the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. AJL is reportedly controlled by senior Congress leaders, including members of the Gandhi family. The group runs the National Herald newspaper..
The charges were filed in a special court by the Central Bureau of Investigation. It has alleged that the re-allotment of the plot C-17, has led to the loss of Rs 67 lakh to the exchequer.
The agency has also said that AJL had been allotted a plot of land in Panchkula in 1982, on which no construction was done till 1992. The HUDA later took back the possession of the plot.
The charge sheet alleged that the same plot was re-allotted to the Associated Journals Limited at its original rates in 2005 by allegedly violating the laid down norms by the then HUDA chairman, Hooda.