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CBI raids 24 places in 1,467 crore DA scam involving Chautala,family

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 04 (UNI) The CBI today raided 24 locations across six States and Union Territories in connection with the Rs 1,467 crore disproportionate assets case involving former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his family.

The raids in Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chandigarh and Delhi were conducted following an FIR against a former Chief Minister, his family and others on April 3 for amassing disproprtionate assets, according to CBI spokesman G Mohanty.

''The case was registered following a government notification after a request to this effect was made by the Haryana government seeking CBI enquiry.'' While Rs 13 lakh in cash from two locations in Delhi were recovered, several bank accounts across several cities have been frozen, he said.

''No arrests have been made even as searches were still on and the agency examining the evidence collected.'' The agency while probing the Junior Basic Trained teachers' recruitment scam, during its searches on April 7 last year had found incriminating evidence of disproportionate assets, following which the Supreme Court ordered investigations into the case, said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, sources said among the 'big properties' of Chautala and others named in the FIR are Regent Tower, Regent Mall, Regent Square at Hardyan Singh Road, Karol Bagh, Delhi -- valued at about 180 crore, three plots in Phase V Haryana housing a press in the name of Krishna Jhakhar (Chautala's relative) -- valued at 150 crore, Hotel Regent and Bulbul Restaurant at WEA Karol Bagh -- valued at 120 crore, Regent Hotel in Manali (95 crore), plot of land in Pitampura, Delhi (120 crore), plot in Karol Bagh, Delhi (95 crore) along with cash and jewellery worth 60 crore.

Seventeen licences of arms, in the name of various people, have also been named in the FIR, sources added.


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