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Kejriwal, Khemka trash Haryana clean chit to Vadra

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh/New Delhi, October 26, 2012
First Published: 08:57 IST(26/10/2012) | Last Updated: 00:59 IST(27/10/2012)

The Haryana government on Friday gave a clean chit to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in the controversial land deals involving him, following an official probe that concluded there was no revenue loss to the government.

IAC leader Arvind Kejriwal, who alleged that the Haryana government gave huge favours to Vadra, termed the probe an eyewash, and IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had cancelled one of Vadra’s deal with real estate company DLF, expressed surprise at the decision.

“The deputy commissioners of four districts, namely Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal and Mewat, have inspected all documents registered in their respective districts from January 1, 2005, till date by or on behalf of Mr Robert Vadra or his companies in the capacity of either vendor or vendee and have certified that no deed has been found registered as undervalued,” the government release said.

Kejriwal said the probe findings were hardly surprising. “(The) country would be surprised if it were otherwise. In Haryana, all good officers are shunted out...,” he said.

He dared Vadra to make his property details public. Khemka was transferred as the director general of land records after he ordered a probe into the sale of a 3.5-acre plot by Vadra to DLF. He cancelled the deal before he relinquished charge.

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