A day after the Haryana government set up a commission to probe the grant of licences to Robert Vadra’s company, the Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law on Friday hoped that the enquiry will not be used for political vendetta.
Posting his statement on Facebook, Vadra said that an enquiry has been ordered by the Government of Haryana. “Let us await its outcome.”
He further insisted that neither him nor anyone else associated with him has anything to hide in the case.
“Compliance of all laws were followed in a completely transparent manner. I sincerely hope, that an enquiry will not be used for political vendetta,” added Vadra.
The Haryana government had on Thursday announced retired Delhi High Court judge, Justice SN Dhingra, would head a one-man commission to probe the grant of licences to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s company and other firms for developing commercial properties in Gurgaon’s Sector 83.
An official spokesman said here that the commission would also probe their subsequent transfer or disposal, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters.
“Issues concerning public importance related to the grant of licenses and alleged illegalities have come to the notice of the state government,” the spokesman said.
Vadra’s company had, after obtaining licence for developing commercial property quickly, had sold off the same land to realty major DLF for a whopping Rs 58 crore, thus making a profit of Rs 43 crore.
Official sources said that Vadra and others were allegedly granted favours by the then Congress government in Haryana headed by Bhupinder Singh Hooda in issuing licences to develop commercial properties in Gurgaon’s Sector 83.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had pointed out that Vadra’s firm, Skylight Hospitality, had not submitted documents on financial adequacy. Despite that, the firm was granted a licence.
“The Haryana government has appointed Justice SN Dhingra, retired judge of the Delhi High Court, one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe the issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the department of town and country planning, Haryana, to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon,” the government spokesman said.