Case against Vadra, Hooda will be 'thoroughly' investigated: Haryana CM
The case registered against Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for alleged irregularities in land deals will be thoroughly investigated, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday. Ruling out vendetta behind the case, Khattar said the BJP government has been fully committed to uprooting corruption since the day it came to power. Here's more.
FIR registered against Vadra, Hooda and two companies
Khattar was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of Gurugram city bus service which will be operated by the Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited. The FIR against Vadra, Hooda and two companies, DLF and Onkareshwar Properties, has been registered at Kherki Daula police station in Gurugram, Manesar DCP Rajesh Kumar said. One Surinder Sharma, a resident of Nuh, had lodged the complaint.
What did the FIR say?
The FIR said Vadra's Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd purchased 3.5 acres of land in Gurugram's Sector 83 from Onkareshwar Properties at a price of Rs. 7.50cr in 2008, when Hooda was the Chief Minister and also held the portfolio of Town and County Planning Department. Later, Skylight Hospitality sold this land to realty major DLF for Rs. 58cr.
Khattar-led government had set up Justice SN Dhingra Commission
Responding to a question about the report of Justice SN Dhingra Commission, Khattar said it will be made public once the court allows it. The one-man commission was set up by Khattar-led BJP government in May 2015 to probe the grant of licenses, including those to Vadra, for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning in Gurugram's Sector 83.