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Term of panel probing Vadra’s land deal extended till June 30

india Updated: Jun 17, 2016 21:45 IST
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The Manohar Lal Khattar-government had in May last year set up the one-man inquiry commission under Dhingra, a retired judge of Delhi high court, to probe issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the department of town and country planning to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon. (Livemint photo)

The Haryana government on Friday extended till June 30 the term of the Justice S N Dhingra Commission, which is making inquiries into grant of land licences to some companies including that of Robert Vadra’s in Gurgaon.

“The Haryana government has extended the term of the Justice S N Dhingra Commission of Inquiry till June 30, 2016,” an official release said.

A notification to this effect was issued by the state’s chief secretary.

The Haryana government had in December last year extended the Commission’s term for a period of six months.

The Manohar Lal Khattar-government had in May last year set up the one-man inquiry commission under Dhingra, a retired judge of Delhi high court, to probe issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the department of town and country planning to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon.

The Commission was to probe transfer or disposal of land, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, bringing Vadra land deal under the scanner.

It was asked to submit its report within six months from the date of its first sitting.

BJP had made the land deals under the previous Congress government in Haryana a major poll issue during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, alleging rules were relaxed to favour a few including Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

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