With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filing a First Information Report (FIR) against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda and National Herald publishing company Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the shock waves have reached Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. CBI has registered FIR against Hooda, AJL and officials for gross illegalities in the allotment of land in Panchkula for the erstwhile National Herald newspaper publishing company.
The present Directors of the AJL are Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandez, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda. All these persons are the accused along with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s main National Herald case before the New Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate’s court.
The probe was first started by the Vigilance department of Haryana and subsequently handed over to the CBI. The reasons cited for the state government for handing over the case to CBI will come as a nightmare for Sonia and Rahul. “The matter relating to Associated Journals Limited in Delhi and Mumbai is already being looked into at national level. Keeping in view that persons in high places are involved and in view of the complexities involved in the matter as well as the fact that the allottee Company and its office bearers have their offices/ residence across many States, which will be beyond the working of State Vigilance Bureau, it has been decided to get the matter investigated from the Central Bureau of Investigation for a free and fair investigation,” said the Haryana Government’s letter to Centre, attached with the CBI’s 13 page FIR. The FIR is published at the end of the article.
In the present case, Hooda and officials are charged for conspiracy and misuse of power along with AJL. The present Directors of the AJL are Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandez, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda. All these persons are the accused along with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s main National Herald case before the New Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate’s court.
All the AJL Directors along with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are the Directors of the controversial company Young Indian, which acquired the Rs.5000 crores ($774 million) worth assets of public limited company AJL. Already Swamy had filed complaints with CBI and ED for registering case in National Herald under Prevention of Corruption Act, and misappropriation of land in Delhi and Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Swamy’s allegations were prima facie ratified from the trial court to the Supreme Court. Now the CBI action for illegalities in allotment of Panchkula land makes the bigger crime in Delhi an open and shut case, where Sonia and Rahul are directly involved.
The million dollar question is when will the CBI, ED and Income Tax take their toughest call?
The 13 page FIR is published below:
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