AJL case: Trouble mounts for former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda
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AJL case: Trouble mounts for former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Panchkula: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday has filed a charge sheet before the special CBI court in Panchkula in connection with the re-allotment of institution plot to Associated Journals Limited (AJL), publisher of National Herald newspaper in Panchkula, Haryana.

CBI has filed a charge sheet under sections 120B and 420 of Indian Penal Code and Section 13(I)(d) read with 13(2) of prevention of corruption act before the special CBI Judge Jagdeep Sharma.

What is the case?

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had lodged a complaint against Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Oscar Fernandes, Motilal Vohra, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and Young India Company in the National Herald case in Patiala House Court.

Subramanian Swamy alleged that the Gandhis have fraudulently acquired AJPL and benefitted to the tune of Rupees 1600 crores.

It is alleged that the 90.25 crore loan to AJL shifted to Young India during transfer of ownership for a mere 50 lakh Rupees. As per claims writing off such a huge debt also attracted fraud. The repayment of the loan is also claimed to violate several Income tax laws.

The probe against former CM Hooda was transferred to CBI after BJP came to power in Haryana.

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