New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of “delibrately leaking” the Dhingra Commission report, while noting that there was a court injunction against its publication.
Congress spokesperson Abishek Manu Singhvi told reporters here that Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, as also former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had not received any notices from the commission and termed the report “null and void”.
The Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission, which probed grant of licences for change in land use in four villages of Gurugram, including licence granted to Skylight Hospitality Private Ltd linked to Vadra, had pointed to irregularities in the grant of licences in its report submitted to the Haryana government in August last year.
Singhvi accused the government of acting with a sense of vendetta.
“Some very strange things are happening. I can understand a government — both central and state — and a ruling party which is steeped in vendetta and blinded by rage deliberately leaking the so-called Dhingra Commission report,” he said.
He said the Punjab and Haryana High Court had issued injunctions against publication of this report and if “anyone published the report then it is a matter of contempt of court”.
Referring to the media, Singhvi said “two main people whose names you keep throwing – one is (Robert) Vadra and other is Bhupinder Singh Hooda”, but neither of them received any notices from the commission.
“And in this case, if these two facts are correct, then everything you are reading in this commission report which is leaked deliberately, it can’t be relied upon in the validity of law,” he said.
Asked about Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s daughter and Vadra’s wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s statement to the media on Thursday, Singhvi said it is self-explanatory.
“I am not going to add or subtract from it a word. It stands as it is…She has given you the answers because she feels pained,” he said.
Priyanka on Thursday said that agricultural land bought by her in Haryana’s Faridabad district or other property acquired by her had no links to finances of her husband, his Skylight Hospitality or reality major DLF.
A report in the Economic Times on Thursday said that the Dhingra Commission has reportedly concluded that Vadra made unlawful profits of Rs 50.5 crore from a land deal in Haryana in 2008 without spending a single paisa.
The report said that the lawyer representing Vadra and Skylight Hospitality had stated that Vadra and Skylight had committed no wrong and that no laws were violated. The lawyer also said that the land was bought after payment of full market price and income tax was also paid.