Haryana government on Thursday produced the record before the Punjab and Haryana high court pertaining to ordering commission of inquiry to probe allegations that laws were flouted in granting land licences to some companies, including one owned by Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
The court is yet to issue a notice but Haryana government undertook that report will not be made public till Tuesday, the next day of hearing.
Appearing for former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, senior advocate of Supreme Court Kapil Sibal argued at length challenging the constitution of Dhingra panel.
In the petition, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has challenged validity of the constitution of Dhingra panel claiming that the decision to order probe was of chief minister and not of state cabinet. It was argued that petition was result of “political vendetta” and panel was constituted in a hush-hush manner, a day after chief minister’s order panel was notified.
The one-man commission of inquiry was set up by the BJP government in May 2015. The panel was asked to probe licences given by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government for the development of colonies, housing societies and commercial complexes in four Guragon villages of Sihi, Shikohpur, Kherki Daula and Sikanderpur Bada. The inquiry panel, which was given three extensions, examined 250 files pertaining to over 100 licences, CLU (change of land use) and layout plans and examined 30 witnesses, including several bureaucrats.