SC orders CBI to probe 2009 land acquisition scam in Gurugram

SC orders CBI to probe 2009 land acquisition scam in Gurugram
Nov 2017 , by , in Latest News

The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI probe into the then Bhupinder Singh Hooda government’s decision to notify acquisition of 1,400 acres of land in Gurugram allegedly to help builders and colonisers at the cost of farmers and landowners in 2009.

Dismissing a Haryana government appeal against the 2014 judgement of the Punjab and Haryana high court, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar directed the CBI to probe how, while 1,400 acres were proposed to be acquired in 2009, only 87 acres were actually acquired, leaving the rest to builders and colonisers to purchase.

Asking CBI to file its report before the court in six months, the bench agreed with the landowners’ counsel, Jasbir Singh Malik, who said the acquisition was a colourable exercise and a misuse of powers vested under the land acquisition law.

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