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Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into Vadra's land deal

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will next week hear a PIL seeking a CBI probe into licences granted to several real estate developers in Haryana, including one allegedly associated with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 23, 2014 13:21 IST ]
delhi hc to hear plea seeking cbi probe into vadra s land
delhi hc to hear plea seeking cbi probe into vadra s land deal

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will next week hear a PIL seeking a CBI probe into licences granted to several real estate developers in Haryana, including one allegedly associated with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.


A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, posting the matter for April 30, said: "We will hear the matter next week."

Advocate M.L. Sharma had moved the high court saying several licences were issued to developers and builders for turning 21,366 acres of agricultural land into colonies without complying with the statutory rules. The decision caused "serious financial loss of Rs.3.9 lakh crore" to the exchequer, it added.

In the plea, he contended that allocation of licences for developing colonies was contrary to provisions of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975.

It further sought quashing of the June 3, 2013 letter by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma allegedly rolling back the audit and inquiry into the grant of licence to Skylight Hospitality Pvt. Ltd that is said to be associated with Vadra.

The plea contended that the inquiry was ordered by Shashi Kant Sharma's predecessor Vinod Rai.

Sharma claimed that the Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) issued hundreds of licences for over 21,000 acres of land spread over Gurgaon and other parts of the state from 2005-2012.

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