Panel to probe sale of govt property in Chautala regime

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Chandigarh, Mar 20 (UNI) A probe will be conducted into the sale of government property belonging to the Irrigation department and PWD (B&R) in Haryana by the previous Chautala regime, allegedly at very cheap rates.

Haryana assembly Speaker Raghuvir Singh Kadian today told the House during the Zero Hour that a House committe had been constituted under the chairmanship of Mr Phool Chand Mullana (Cong).

Earlier, Irrigation Minister Ajay Singh Yadav told the assembly that the previous government had sold as many as 27 Canal Rest Houses, belonging to the Irrigation department and PWD (B&R), to private parties at very cheap rates.

He said a total of 127.16 acres of land was sold for only a total amount of Rs 3.83 crore.

Besides, the Chautala government auctioned 776.78 acre land of the Irrigation department at 145 sites in Delhi and various districts of Haryana for Rs 30.78 crore only, Capt Yadav said.

It also sold 10.45 acre land beloging to PWD (B&R) for Rs 87.94 lakh only, he added.

Suspecting irregualrities at a large scale, the Minister demanded constitution of a House committee to probe the matter.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala also supported the demand.

The Speaker then constituted the committed headed by Mr Mullana. The other members of the panel were Karan Singh Dalal, Sher Singh, Sumita Singh and Ram Kishan Fauji (all Cong), Naresh Malik (BJP), Om Prakash Chautala (INLD) and Tejender Singh Mann (Ind).


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