Robert Vadra benami case: Haryana govt extends term of Justice SN Dhingra Commission

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Friday extended till 30 June the term of the Justice SN Dhingra Commission, which is making inquiries into grant of land licences to some companies, including that of Robert Vadra's in Gurgaon.

Robert Vadra. PTI

Robert Vadra. PTI

"The Haryana government has extended the term of the Justice SN Dhingra Commission of Inquiry till 30 June, 2016," an official release said.

A notification to this effect was issued by the state's Chief Secretary.

The Haryana government had in December last year extended the Commission's term for a period of six months.

The Manohar Lal Khattar government had in May 2015 set up the one-man inquiry commission under Dhingra, a retired judge of Delhi High Court, to probe issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon.

The Commission was to probe transfer or disposal of land, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, bringing Vadra land deal under the scanner.

It was asked to submit its report within six months from the date of its first sitting.

BJP had made the land deals under the previous Congress government in Haryana a major poll issue during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, alleging rules were relaxed to favour a few including Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Updated Date: Jun 17, 2016 21:07 PM

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