No leakage of Dhingra Commission report by Haryana: Khattar

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Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday rubbished allegations that the state government had leaked the Dhingra Commission report, set up to probe controversial grant of licences for prime commercial properties in Gurugram including those to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

“Copy of the report was submitted to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover. The court will take cognisance of this matter. There has been no leakage but if at all, it is established, it will be a matter for probe,” he told media here on Friday following media revelations that the commission report had pointed out grave irregularities by Vadra and his companies in land dealings.

The one-man Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission of Inquiry, set up by the Khattar government in May 2015, had submitted its 182-page report on August 31 last year.

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has hit out at the Commission and the BJP government in Haryana for carrying out a “witch-hunt”, adding that the report “had not found anything”.

Hooda, who had demanded that the report of the Dhingra Commission be made public, trashed the whole move of the Haryana government to get only a handful of licences probed, including one granted to the firm owned by Vadra.

The report has pointed out irregularities in grant of licences and allotment of land to individuals and companies, including Vadra and his companies, in prime areas of Gurugram city, adjoining national capital New Delhi.

The report, it is reliably learnt, has indicted the previous Congress government (2005-2014) in Haryana led by Hooda, for irregularities in grant of licences. It has pointed out to alleged connivance of the Hooda government in favouring Vadra and others.

“I wouldn’t have submitted a 182-page report if there was no irregularity,” Dhingra, a retired judge of the Delhi High Court, had told media last year afdter submitting the report.

The commission had been mandated to probe licences given by the Hooda government for the development of colonies, housing societies and commercial complexes in four villages – Shikohpur, Sihi, Kherki Daula and Sikanderpur Bada – in Gurugram.

Vadra had termed the inquiry commission as a “political witch-hunt” launched against him, while Hooda has noted that out of the licences granted for over 33,697 acres of land, one-third of these being in Gurgaon, the BJP government deliberately chose to get the probe by the commission done only for 63 acres where Only 16 licences were granted.

–IANS

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