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National Herald case: Haryana Vigilance Department lodged FIR against Bhupinder Singh Hooda

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The Vigilance Department of Haryana lodged a FIR against former state chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for his alleged involvement in the National Herald case.

Hooda, who as the chief minister was the ex-officio chairman of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), has been accused of illegally transferring land to Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), which published the newspaper, at Panchkula in 2005.

Hooda has been charged with cheating and breach of trust under the Indian Penal Code and also criminal misconduct under Prevention of Corruption Act.

Read More: National Herald case:Hooda govt gave Panchkula plot to AJL at throwaway price

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On the other hand, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on FIR against Hooda that Vigilance department is doing its work, we won’t interfere and action will be taken against people who have done wrong.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy had accused the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs. 50 lakh, by which Young Indian (YI) obtained the rights to recover Rs 90.25 crore which the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) had owed to the Congress Party.

Swamy had earlier alleged that over Rs. 2,000 crore worth of assets also got transferred to YI, whose 76 percent of shareholding is with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, while the remaining 24 percent shareholding is with the other accused.

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Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro train in Delhi

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New Delhi, July 20: A man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running Delhi Metro train on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly, news agency IANS quoted officials as saying.

The man jumped on the tracks at the Jangpura metro station, disrupting services on the Central Secretariat-Faridabad section, the report said.

The Violet Line connects the Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.

“A man allegedly jumped in front of an approaching train at Jangpura on Line-6 heading towards Badarpur around 1.56 p.m… (the body) being taken out from the train’s underframe. So, there will be a little delay on this section till the track is cleared,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in a statement here.

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Uttar Pradesh: Fake mark sheet, degree gang busted

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Meerut, July 20: Police here have busted a gang which used to provide fake mark sheets of class 10, 12, B.A, B.Tech, Pharmacy and MBA, officials said on Friday.

Five persons have been arrested in this connection, police said.

A police officer said the gang used to provide fake mark sheets, diplomas and other degrees for students for varsities spread over Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

One laptop, 133 degrees, five mobile phones, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and two colour printers have also been seized from the gang members, who have been sent to jail after interrogation.

They have been identified as Uma Shankar, Ajay, Anil Kumar, Rajesh and Salman. Most of them are from the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Himachal Pradesh: Fire breaks out at residential building in Sanjauli

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New Delhi, July 20: A fire broke out at a residential building in Shimla’s Sanjauli on Friday. One fire tender is present at the spot.

However, no casualties have been reported yet.

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