Dhingra Panel Seeks 6 More Weeks on Vadra Land Deal Report

Justice Dhingra sought more time to go over fresh documents that he had received.

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On Thursday, the Justice SN Dhingra Commission, which was set up to probe the grant of land licences to come companies including Robert Vadra’s in Gurgaon during the Congress rule in Haryana, sought six more weeks to submit its report, hours before the deadline was scheduled to end.

Justice Dhingra said he sought more time because he received fresh documents which he needed to go over.

They are documents of benami transactions of who benefitted from the grant of licence, which will need deeper study and investigation.
Justice Dhingra

The Haryana government has extended the term of the Dhingra Commission of Inquiry twice already.

Earlier, media reports said the Commission was ready with its report, which would have gone into the mutation of a land deal between a firm owned by Robert Vadra and realty major DLF. The Rs 58 crore deal for 3.5 acres of land in Gurgaon’s Shikohpur village was sold by Vadra to DLF.

He said that if the extension is not granted, he will submit his report on Friday.

I examined the 26 officers and about 250 files, you will know everything once I submit the report.

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday also sought the scrapping of the Dhingra Commission of Inquiry, pointing out that it was “contrary to established rules and norms, without due cabinet approval and prompted by malice and political considerations”.

The present Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana set up the Dhingra Commission in May 2015 to probe transfer or disposal of land, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, which brought the Vadra land deal under the scanner.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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