ED attaches assets in Hooda case
The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth nearly Rs 68 crore in a money laundering case related to “illegal” acquisition of land in Manesar, Haryana, allegedly involving former Congress chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The agency said a provisional order for attachment of the assets has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
“The attached assets consist of 14.56 acres of land at Gurgaon (valued at Rs 43.54 crore) belonging to Mahamaya Exports Pvt. Ltd and four acres of land and bank balance worth Rs 23.03 crore of other accused persons,” the ED said in a statement.
The agency had registered a money laundering case against Hooda and others over alleged financial irregularities in acquisition of land in Manesar, in which farmers were forced to sell cheap to private builders.