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CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana HC has directed Haryana Police to conclude “on the earliest” its probe in a case pertaining to a Gurgaon land deal through which Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, Robert Vadra, is an accused.
The HC mentioned it discovered that the “investigation has been crawling for the final 5 years”. The order was handed on Monday by an HC division bench comprising Justices GS Sandhawalia and Harpreet Kaur Jeewan whereas listening to an PIL associated to the expeditious disposal of circumstances pending within the area in opposition to former and sitting MPs and MLAs.
The Manohar Lal Khattar-led authorities had registered an FIR on on September 1, 2018 at Gurgaon’s Kherki Daula police station in opposition to Hooda, Vadra, DLF, Onkareshwar Properties and Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality.
The case was registered below varied IPC sections and below the Prevention of Corruption Act.
One of many allegations is Skylight Hospitality had bought the controversial 3.5 acres of land at Shikohpur, in Gurgaon, from Okareshwar Properties in February 2008 for Rs 7.5 crore and, after acquiring a industrial licence, had bought it to DLF for Rs 58 crore. One other allegation is that in return the then Hooda authorities had allotted 350 acres of land at Wazirabad, Gurgaon, to DLF.
The matter, which had even change into a ballot subject throughout the 2014 parliamentary polls when this “Vadra deal” was showcased as image of corruption by BJP to focus on the then governing Congress, is being probed by an SIT comprising one DCP, two ACPs, one inspector and one ASI. Not too long ago, the Haryana authorities had additionally nominated IAS officer Mukul Kumar and former chief city planner Dilbag Singh to help the Haryana police SIT. A regulation officer serving as extra advocate-general within the Haryana advocate-general’s workplace can be aiding the SIT.
On this case, the tehsildar of Manesar, Gurgaon, nonetheless, had reported that M/s Skylight Hospitality had bought 3.5 acres to M/s DLF Common Ltd on September 18, 2012, and no regulation/guidelines had been violated within the mentioned transaction. The probe crew had additionally discovered that essential data pertaining to the monetary transactions of Vadra’s firm had been destroyed by “water” that had entered the financial institution’s department.

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