Justice Dhingra panel likely to submit report on Haryana land deals

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Robert VadraThe Justice Dhingra Commission may submit its report to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh on August 31. The commission was set up to probe land deals, including one involving Robert Vadra, who is Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law.

The commission formed last year, was told to submit its report over the grant of licenses in four villages—Shikohpur, Sikanderpur, Badah and Kherki Dhaula—of Gurugram within six months. It is a different matter that the commission later got three extensions after it was constituted.

Around 250 files related to the grant of commercial licences and 26 government officials were examined. Vadra or IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had cancelled the DLF land deal in 2012, did not appear before the panel.

It also investigated whether the transfer of licences by the original licensee was in violation of the law and caused a loss of revenue to Haryana. Vadra was accused of transferring his licence to DLF in violation of the law and causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.