Published On: Sat, Jan 30th, 2016

Five former MLAs booked in change of land use scam

Chandigarh: The Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has booked five former MLAs from the state in connection with the alleged cash-for-change of land use (CLU) scam.

Case against  former Haryana Minister Rao Narender Singh was booked at Gurgaon.

Case against former Haryana Minister Rao Narender Singh was booked at Gurgaon.

The Congressmen have been booked for alleged misuse of their official powers and for graft under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, VB official said.

Among those booked yesterday are former Minister Rao Narender Singh, former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Vinod Bhayana, besides ex-legislators Naresh Selwal, Jarnail Singh and Ram Niwas Ghorela.

While a case against Rao Narender was registered at Gurgaon, the cases against the remaining were registered at Hisar, ADGP, VB, B K Sinha said.

The case dates back to 2013 when opposition INLD released some CDs purportedly showing the Congress MLAs allegedly seeking illegal gratification in lieu of getting permissions for change in land use.

Ghorela was alleged to have sought bribe in lieu of securing funds from the government for an NGO for opening schools under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.

Recently, Haryana Lokayukta, Justice (retd) Pritam Pal had recommended registration of an FIR against the five accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act and completion of probe within three months.

PTI

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