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Airport land: Centre gets time to file papers

delhi Updated: Nov 01, 2012 00:29 IST
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The Centre on Wednesday granted two weeks more to submit to the Delhi high court the documents relating to the alleged allotment of 190 acres of IGI Airport land to private consortium DIAL at a 'throw-away' price.

A bench of chief justice D Murugesan and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw granted time to the government after additional solicitor general AS Chandhiok said the matter has been referred to a parliamentary panel as the CAG audited the land allotment and said huge loss has been caused to the exchequer.

"The matter is pending before a parliamentary committee, which is looking into the issue," said the ASJ, while seeking more time to file the documents.

The court was hearing a petition filed by NGO Youth Against Corruption, which has sought a thorough probe into the IGI Airport land allotment to DIAL.

Petitioner counsel MN Krishnamani pleaded with the court against disposing the matter saying "the parliamentary panel cannot consider the criminal aspect of the issue which is to be dealt with by the CBI for which the court can pass an order."