Earlier on Wednesday, the Enforcement Directorate had issued a provisional attachment order for the plot in Panchkula, Haryana which was illegally allotted to the Associated Journals Limited, by Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The AJL is reportedly controlled by senior Congress leaders. It alleged that the plot was illegally re-allotted by Bhupinder Singh Hooda to AJL by “blatantly misusing his official position”.
According to the central probe agency, the value of the land was 64 crore 93 lakh rupees but was allotted by Hooda for only 59 lakh 39 thousand rupees.
It said the re-allotment of the plot in Sector -6 in Panchkula in 2005 unjustly benefited AJL.
The CBI charge sheet, filed before a Panchkula court on December 1 last year, named Congress leader Motilal Vora besides Hooda in connection with the alleged irregularities in the case.