Dhingra panel report on Robert Vadra land deal case: Up to Haryana govt to act on my recommendations

Justice Dhingra while speaking to India Today refused to comment on the leaks which claimed Vadra made Rs 50.5 crores out of the deal.

Selective leaks of the Justice (Retired) SN Dhingra Commission report into the media has sparked off fresh round of blame game between the Congress and BJP.

One man Dhingra Commission was constituted by the BJP government in May 2015 to look into the alleged irregularities committed by the previous Hooda regime in allotment of commercial licenses to builders in prime sectors of Gurugram but the focus of the enquiry commission remained on the deal between Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality and real estate giant DLF for a 2.7 acre land in sector 83 in 2008.

Justice Dhingra while speaking to India Today refused to comment on the leaks which claimed Vadra made Rs 50.5 crores out of the deal.

"I cannot comment on the contents of the report published by a section of media, I have submitted the report to the Haryana government and it is up to them to act on the recommendations made," he said.

The report was submitted by Justice Dhingra on August 31 last year, a good 15 months after it was constituted. The Dhingra Commission didn't summon Vadra for questioning neither did it call IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who cancelled the mutation of the land deal citing irregularities.

Justic Dhingra also tried to clear the air on Priyanka Gandhi's land purchase in Faridabad.

"The terms of reference of my commission restricted scope of enquiry to land deals in Gurugram only and did not include Faridabad," he told India Today.

On Thursday, Priyanka Gandhi had issued a press release to quash allegations that she had acquired properties with illegally acquired funds.

Meanwhile, the leak of a part of the report into the media has left the Congress party red faced. Its spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told media that the Haryana government and Center are indulging in selective leaks.

"No notice was served on Mr Vadra, how can a report be prepared without it, it's a well thought act of vendetta politics," he said.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that if the Congress party feels it is a contempt of court, it is free to approach the court. "We have no such intention to leak the report to defame any person," he added.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that his government has a sealed copy of the report and another sealed copy has been submitted in the Supreme Court.

"But still if we get to know that contents of the report have been leaked to the media then we will get it investigated," he stated.

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