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CBI raids premises of Chautala and his son

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 4 (UNI) The CBI today raided the 21 premises of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MP son Abhey Chautala in the national capital, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh in connection with a disproportionate asset case.

The investigative agency reached the premises early today and started searching for wealth and incriminating documents, said the CBI spokesman here.

Chautala and Abhey are in the United States for medical treatment.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the family has both movable and immovable property worth hundreds of crores in Delhi (four huge farm houses in Mehrauli), a 600-acre farm in Nagar Chatta in Udham Singh Nagar and other buildings in various states.

The searches are being conducted at Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Sirsa in Haryana and some other places in Himachal Pradesh.

The house of Chautala's chartered accountant -- S L Goel&Co at Sirsa -- was also searched for incriminating documents.

During the search for documents relating to Junior Basic Teachers (JBT) scam, the CBI came to know that Chautala family was having assets disproportionate to its known sources of income.

The CBI had filed a report before the Government.

The Haryana Government had asked the Centre for a CBI probe against Chautala and his son in February.

The government issued a notification for the probe in April.

After registering a Preliminary Enquiry (PE), the CBI raided their premises, said the CBI official.


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