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Ajay Chautala disowns assets mentioned in CBI FIR

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, May 10 (UNI) Ajay Chautala, Rajya Sabha MP and son of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, today disowned several of the immovable properties which were declared as the assets of the Chautala family by the CBI during its raids at several places in north India in a disproportionate assets case.

Addressing a news conference here, Mr Chautala said the CBI had lodged an FIR against him and his father without any preliminary investigations, and the FIR had been lodged exactly on the lines of the chargesheet prepared against them by the Haryana government.

''We (the Chautala family) own less than ten per cent of the total assests declared by the CBI as ours,'' Mr Chautala said.

He said they had no plot or house in Karol Bagh and on the Ring Road in Delhi, as said by the CBI, while all the assets of the Chautala family were declared to the Election Commission during the general and the state assembly elections as per the law.

Mr Chautala even disowned the house in Sector 9 of Chandigarh which was raided by the CBI on May four along with other places.

Responding to a question, Mr Chautala said he would not apply for anticipatory bail in any court as he did not apprehend arrest in the disproportionate asssets case. ''Why should I go for anticipatory bail when the CBI will not arrest me,'' he said.

Notably, the CBI, on May four, had conducted raids at residences and other properties of the former Haryana Chief Minister and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) supremo and his relatives in Chandigarh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttaranchal in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

The raids were conducted at Sector nine residence of Mr Chautala in Chandigarh, the Chautala House in Sirsa, his farmhouse at Teja Khera and the premises of the Kisan Trading Company in Sirsa, owned by the Chautala family.

Pointing out that he and his father Om Prakash Chautala were in the United States during the CBI raids, Mr Ajay Chautala said the raids were illegal and without any base as the CBI never conducted any preliminary investigations in the case.

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