After CBI raids B S Hooda’s residence, Haryana CM says ‘no question of any vendetta’

The senior Congress leader said the CBI searches "were not a court verdict against him" and that he will keep his side of the story at an appropriate platform.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2016 9:37:09 pm
B S Hooda, Hooda CBI, Hooda CBI raid, Hooda controversy, Haryana CM raid CBI officials leave former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s house with two sealed boxes after a raid at Rohtak on Saturday. September 3, 2016: Express photo

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday rejected former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s claims that the CBI raids are just ‘political vendetta’. In a statement to the media, Khattar said, “There’s no question of any vendetta, CBI is conducting its inquiry.” He added that action must be taken against anyone who has done wrong, be it former CM or present CM.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted searches at the residence of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Rohtak in a case pertaining to release of around 400 acres of land acquired by the previous Congress government at throwaway prices from villagers in Gurgaon which was allegedly sold off to private builders.

READ: Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s residence raided by CBI

The senior Congress leader said the CBI searches “were not a court verdict against him” and that he will keep his
side of the story at an appropriate platform. “Let the government conduct investigations to its full satisfaction. I will fully cooperate in the investigations and not create any obstacle so that truth comes out before the people soon,” the two-time former CM said in a statement here. 

Hitting out at the BJP-led Haryana government, Hooda said, “To cover its failures, they are adopting tactics to
divert people’s attention by trying to defame the Congress leadership.”  “If Congress has seen good days, it has also passed through difficult days, but the party even in difficult days has bravely faced conspiracy of its opponents,” he said.

The CBI team reached Hooda’s residence at 5 in the morning. Supporters of the former CM collected outside his residence and had arguments with the police. Police put barricades on the road leading to his house. The CBI team had also visited a farmhouse owned by the family. Apart from Hooda’s residence, the CBI team conducted raids at other places as well.

(With ANI and PTI inputs)

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