Surjewala is son of Shamsher Singh Surjewala, who has been a senior Congress leader and three-time minister in Haryana. Surjewala had even defeated then Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala from Narwana in 2005.
The division bench of Justices Ajay Kumar Mittal and Anupinder Singh Grewal also stayed any action on the Dhingra Commission findings due to procedural lapses by the panel in not providing Hooda a reasonable opportunity of hearing on the allegations against him.
In the ongoing trial, the scrutiny of the chargesheet has been completed. On December 1 last year, the CBI had filed the chargesheet in this case. Both Hooda and Vora were also given copies of the chargesheet Thursday.
In December last year, the CBI had filed chargesheet against Hooda, Vora and Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the National Herald newspaper, in special CBI court in Panchkula, for the alleged illegal re-allotment of land.
Hooda repeated Saturday that the case was political vendetta. “I did not originally allot the plot, only restored (the allotment) while exercising my powers as (chairman of Haryana Urban Development Authority).
Rohtak, Feb 19 (ANI): Lashing out at the state government, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda blamed BJP leaders for the Jat quota row in the state. He accused the ruling party of having no stand on the issue. He said his government gave an ideal reservation to everyone and people were satisfied with his government. At least 15 people were injured in Rohtak yesterday when a protest turned violent, forcing the administration to impose Section 144 and block internet services.