The Justice SN Dhingra commission that is looking into land deals in Haryana, including one involving Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, has found irregularities in 250 cases it investigated. "Had there been no irregularity, I would have submitted a one-line report," Dhingra said after he submitted the commission's 182-page report to the state government. He added that the documents detail "irregularities in grant of license and the persons who benefited from it", according to NDTV.
The Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state had appointed the panel last year to look into licenses granted for the development of four sectors in Gurugram, including one to Vadra's Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited, during the Congress' term in the state from 2004 to 2014. Vadra had allegedly bought a 3.5-acre plot in 2008 for Rs 7.5 crore and sold it three months later to real estate firm DLF for Rs 58 crore. Vadra's transfer of licence to DLF had supposedly been illegal and cost the state a huge loss of revenue.
Dhingra declined to disclose the "irregularities in the land allotment deals" outlined in his report, but said the Haryana government will make them public if it wished to, after an investigation is begun. However, he did emphasise that both private entities and government authorities were involved in the illegal deals.
The commission, which was supposed to submit its findings by December 2015, got two extensions to hand in the final report. DLF and Vadra have both denied allegations of wrongdoing in the case. Former chief minister Bhupinder Hooda was also investigated for allegedly providing some private companies, including Vadra's Sky Light Hospitality, undue advantages.