The Haryana government on Thursday extended the term of Justice (retd) S N Dhingra commission of inquiry probing the alleged murky land deals to developers in about a dozen sectors in Gurgaon, for another eight weeks.
This is third time the state government has extended the term of the one-man commission of inquiry since its constitution in May 2015.
Justice Dhingra told HT that he had completed the inquiry however, he was handed a bunch of documents in the morning which he said had details of benami properties benefitting some persons in Gurgaon. “I e-mailed the CM seeking his consent to give my extension to study them before finalising my report,” he said.
The commission is said to have already dug into the information from about 250 files pertaining to over hundred licences, CLUs (change of land use) and layout plans and quizzed 26 senior bureaucrats at a specially set up court in Gurgaon.
Earlier in the day, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra rubbished allegations against him, saying he will “always be used for political gains”.
“I will always be used for political gains, I know... But I will walk with my head held high as in time and with the truth, which will conquer incorrect perceptions, created! about me,” the businessman wrote in a post on Facebook.
In response to allegations that the Haryana government had extended favours to the Gopal Singh Public Charitable Trust in Gurgaon, Justice (retd) Dhingra said that he had written to the state government requesting it to get a thoroughfare leading to the trust’s school so that villagers including the children visiting school could use it without difficulty.
“I don’t see it as a favour from anyone. This passage is a revenue rasta (path), not the property owned by the trust and anyone can use it. Our trust is spending Rs 20 lakhs on the building and other infrastructure that include a play school for children, skill development centre for women,” Justice Dhingra added.