Retired judge Justice S N Dhingra on Wednesday submitted his report on the controversial land deals in Haryana allegedly involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, apparently finding irregularities in the deals. Justice Dhingra, a former judge of Delhi High Court, presented a 182-page report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, 15 months after he was appointed to probe land deals in Gurgaon during the tenure of then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The land deals became a major issue in 2014 during the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly polls in Haryana. Asked by reporters whether the commission found any irregularity, Justice Dhingra said: “Had there been no irregularity I would have given one sentence report mentioning there is no irregularity. My report has 182 pages. Without irregularity, I did not have any reason to write 182 pages.” To a query about the companies involved in the irregularities, he said, “I do not know about which particular company you are talking. My mandate was to inquire about irregularity in grant of licenses.”
BJP government had on May 14, 2015 set up the one-man commission to probe issues concerning the grant of licences for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon including mutation of land deal between a firm Skylight Hospitality owned by Robert Vadra and realty major DLF. “I have named each and every person who is responsible whether private or government. Any person who was involved in irregularity has been mentioned in the report and the role has also been mentioned,” he further said.
Justice DHINGRA SPEAKS
I have mentioned every individual who has been ‘illegally’ benefitted by land allotments.
The report runs into 182 pages, which means irregularities have taken place.
The report is in two parts with all details and evidence.
It is up to the state government now to initiate action against the guilty.
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