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Haryana land deal: Judicial probe report submitted

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CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 - The report of a judicial probe into the controversial land deals in Haryana allegedly involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi�s son-in-law, Robert Vadra, was submitted to the Haryana Government today, apparently finding irregularities in the deals.

Justice SN Dhingra, a former judge of the 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 the then Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

While refusing to give details of the contents, Justice Dhingra indicated that he clearly found irregularities in the grant of land licences in the area. The land deals became a major issue in 2014 during the Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly polls in Haryana.

Asked by newsmen whether the commission found any irregularity, Justice Dhingra said, �Had there been no irregularity, I would have given a one-sentence report mentioning there is no irregularity. My report has 182 pages. Without it (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 (media) are talking. My mandate was to inquire about irregularity in grant of licences.�

The Khattar Government had on May 14, 2015 set up the one-man commission to probe issues concerning the grant of licence(s) 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, Ms Skylight Hospitality, owned by Robert Vadra and realty major DLF.

Justice Dhingra said that it is for the Government to act on the report, including making it public after laying it in the State Assembly. � PTI

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Haryana land deal: Judicial probe report submitted

CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 - The report of a judicial probe into the controversial land deals in Haryana allegedly involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi�s son-in-law, Robert Vadra, was submitted to the Haryana Government today, apparently finding irregularities in the deals.

Justice SN Dhingra, a former judge of the 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 the then Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

While refusing to give details of the contents, Justice Dhingra indicated that he clearly found irregularities in the grant of land licences in the area. The land deals became a major issue in 2014 during the Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly polls in Haryana.

Asked by newsmen whether the commission found any irregularity, Justice Dhingra said, �Had there been no irregularity, I would have given a one-sentence report mentioning there is no irregularity. My report has 182 pages. Without it (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 (media) are talking. My mandate was to inquire about irregularity in grant of licences.�

The Khattar Government had on May 14, 2015 set up the one-man commission to probe issues concerning the grant of licence(s) 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, Ms Skylight Hospitality, owned by Robert Vadra and realty major DLF.

Justice Dhingra said that it is for the Government to act on the report, including making it public after laying it in the State Assembly. � PTI

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