CLU scam: Inquiry report recommends FIR against Congress leader

Haryana Lokayukta Justice (retd.) Pritam Pal had in October last year directed police to investigate the alleged scam.

Written by Srishti Choudhary | Panchkula | Published:December 10, 2015 2:19 am

The police inquiry into an alleged cash-for-change of land use (CLU) scam involving five former Congress MLAs has recommended registration of a criminal case against former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Vinod Bhayana.

Haryana Lokayukta Justice (retd.) Pritam Pal had in October last year directed police to investigate the alleged scam.

Bhayana is among five accused Congress leaders in the scam. INLD had released CDs in which the five leaders — also including then Health minister Narender Bhayana and former MLAs Naresh Selwal, Jarnail Singh and Ram Niwas Ghorela — were shown allegedly demanding money for issuing CLU certificates for agricultural land in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Palwal. The Lokayukta had directed V Kamaraj, ADGP (Operations) to probe the case, and ascertain whether contents of the CD showing Bhayana and his acquaintance Bhuvnesh Kumar Ahlabadi allegedly demanding money is tampered or not.

Police have now recommended that a criminal case under Sections 7,8, 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 be registered against Bhayana and Ahlabadi. Experts at Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh submitted that the CD’s authenticity was proved.

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