The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted searches at 10 locations in Delhi and Haryana in connection with its money laundering probe in the Manesar land acquisition case.
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been named as an accused in an FIR registered by the ED in September last year under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The case relates to alleged irregularities in land acquisition in Gurgaon’s Manesar, where farmers and land owners were cheated to the tune of 1,500 crore rupees.
ED officials said, searches were carried out at the premises of eight people including IAS officers Haryana government officials and builders. Searches were being conducted at about 10 locations in Delhi, Gurgaon and a few other locations in Haryana.
The ED has filed the criminal complaint against Hooda based on a FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.