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Justice Dhingra seeks for six-week time for Robert Vadra report


robert vadraNew Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra after paying tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 25th death anniversary, at his memorial 'Vir Bhumi' in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist(PTI5_21_2016_000033B)

New Delhi,: Justice S.N. Dhingra, who has been appointed to probe issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana to some entities in Gurgaon Sector 83, on Thursday demanded for more time to submit the report.

Justice Dhingra, who was today meant to submit a report on whether Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, was bestowed with a really sweet spot in Haryana when her party was in power, said that he needs a time of six more weeks.

In a letter to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, he also said that if no extension is granted then he would submit his report tomorrow itself.

“I was to submit report today. But before I could proceed to Chandigarh I received a bunch of sale deeds from someone who said that these docs are about benami transactions of those who benefited from the grant of licenses,” he said in his letter.

“Therefore I deferred my Chandigarh visit to consider these documents. I need six more weeks time. If no extension is granted then I will submit my report tomorrow itself,” the letter added.

The controversy around Vadra is based on a 3.5-acre plot in Gurugram, which he bought in 2008 for Rs. 7.5 crores and sold just months later for 58 crores to DLF, India’s largest real estate developer. (