Vadra gets clean chit in Haryana land deal

Virtually giving a clean chit to Robert Vadra in the controversial land deal with DLF,a Haryana government panel has held there was no undervaluation

Written by Press Trust Of India | Chandigarh | Published: April 23, 2013 2:23:40 am

Virtually giving a clean chit to Robert Vadra in the controversial land deal with DLF,a Haryana government panel has held there was no undervaluation while rejecting senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka’s charge of wrongdoing in the transaction.

Official sources said the three-member committee,headed by Additional Chief Secretary Krishna Mohan,said that Khemka had acted beyond the authority vested in him by cancelling the mutation of three acres of land to DLF following the deal with Vadra,son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

When contacted,Mohan declined to comment on the issue saying they had submitted the report to the office of the Chief Secretary and it was for him to take further action on it. Another member of the committee,Principal Secretary Rajan Gupta,also declined to make any comment on the report.

Sources said factual position in the case is different from the stand taken by Khemka,who,as Director General Consolidation of Holdings and Land Records-cum-Inspector General of Registration,had ruled against Vadra.

The committee was stated to have opined that there was no bungling in the land deals.

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