Robert Vadra hopes probe into land deal will not be used for vendetta

New Delhi: Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Friday hoped that the probe launched by Haryana government into his land deals will 'not be used for political vendetta' as he insisted that neither he nor anyone associated with him had anything to hide.

"An enquiry has been ordered by the government of Haryana. Let us await its outcome," he said in a statement here. Insisting that all laws were followed in a 'completely transparent manner', Vadra said, "Neither me nor anyone associated with me has anything to hide."

He added, "I sincerely hope that an enquiry will not be used for political vendetta." His statement came a day after the Haryana government formed a commission to probe grant of license to some entities, including Vadra's company, for developing commercial colonies in Sector 83 of Gurgaon.

The state government appointed retired Judge of Delhi High Court, Justice S N Dhingra, as one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe 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 Commission, which is to submit its report within six months, would also probe subsequent transfer or disposal of the lands, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, bringing Vadra land deal under the scanner.

Earlier, the CAG had alleged that Vadra's firm was one of the nine companies in the area which had not submitted documents on financial adequacy. BJP had made land deals under the previous Congress regime in Haryana a major poll issue during the last year's election alleging that land rules were relaxed to favour a few including Vadra.

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