Chandigarh: The Haryana government has told Punjab and Haryana High Court that while the revenue officials have not found any violation of rules in the transfer of land by Robert Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality company to the reality giant DLF, the police probe in various aspects of the case is still in progress.
An affidavit in this regard was submitted recently by Dr Raj Shri Singh, inspector general of police(crime), Gurugram, before the bench of Justices Augustine George Masih and Harpreet Singh Brar, in connection with an ongoing public interest litigation (PIL) for monitoring and expeditious progress of cases against the sitting and former MPs and MLAs.
No rules or regulations had been violated
The affidavit said that tehsildar, Manesar, Gurugram, had reported that M/S Skylight Hospitality sold 3.5 acre land to M/S DLF Universal Ltd on September 18, 2019, and no rules or regulations had been violated in the said transaction.
Stating that a new special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted comprising a deputy commissioner, two assistant commissioners of police, besides others, on March 22, IGP Singh said the SIT probe into different aspects of the deal, including financial, was still in progress and the statements of certain stakeholders and records from different departments and banks were yet to be taken.
2018 case naming Vadra, ex-CM Hooda & DLF
It may be recalled that an FIR was registered on September 1, 2018, against Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and real estate companies DLF and Onkareshwar Properties on the charges of conspiracy, cheating, fraud, forgery and under provisions of prevention of corruption Act.
The complainant Surender Sharma, a resident of Nuh district of Haryana alleged in the FIR, registered in Gurugram, that the accused conspired with influential builders, ministers and top officials, misused their positions and committed a scam of worth Rs 5,000 crore.
Sharma went on to allege that Vadra’s company Skylight Hospitality which was launched in 2007 with a capital of Rs 1 lakh had in a year’s time managed to buy a 3.5-acre land from Onkareshwar Properties for a sale deed value of Rs 7.5 crore, obtained permission from Haryana town and country planning development department to develop a commercial colony and then sold the developer’s licence and landto DLF for Rs 58 crore. He further alleged that the accused also helped DLF in getting allotment of 350 acre land in Wazirabad area of Gurugram, in wrongful manner.
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