Delhi HC agrees to hear plea against Vadra

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2014 02:36 IST

The Delhi high court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking a court-monitored CBI inquiry into licences granted to several real estate companies, including the one with which Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra is allegedly associated. The licences were for developing colonies in Haryana.

A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, posted the matter for April 30.

The petition, filed by advocate ML Sharma, claims that the Haryana government, without complying with statutory rules, allowed the conversion of land use from agricultural to commercial on 21,366 acres. The decision caused “serious financial loss of `3.9 lakh crore” to the exchequer, Sharma added.

In October last year, the SC had refused to entertain a similar PIL by Sharma, saying the petition targeted only Vadra since the names of other people who got the licence were not mentioned.

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