INLD seeks probe into land deals during Hooda tenure

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Chandigarh, Feb 14 (PTI) Haryana''s opposition IndianNational Lok Dal today sought a "high-level probe" into thealleged multi-crore rupee land scandals in the state duringthe tenure of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government.

INLD President and former Haryana Chief Minister, OmPrakash Chautala, alleged hundreds of acres of prime land,worth crores of rupees, had been sold to leading builders bythe Hooda government "in violation of all rules and atthrow-away prices".

"INLD seeks a high-level independent probe into the landdeals," Chautala told reporters here after leading adelegation of party leaders to Governor Jagannath Pahadiahere. The party submitted a memorandum to him with the demand.

Chautala alleged the latest land scandal relates to thesale of 350 acres of land to a private builder in Gurgaon forRs 1,703 crore.

He claimed the land, "whose market price is Rs 50 croreper acre, was sold to the private builder by amendingconditions to suit the builder on a single-tender basis."

The INLD chief alleged that there were numerous exampleswhere the state government had issued notices to farmers foracquiring their land and after acquiring these at "throwawayprices", released them to private builders.

No official comment was immediately available. PTISUN/AKA

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