Gurugram land deals: Robert Vadra, BS Hooda booked for ‘cheating’; ex-Haryana CM terms it ‘political vendetta’ – Firstpost

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda were on Saturday booked by Haryana Police for alleged irregularities in land deals in Gurugram.
An FIR against Vadra, Hooda and two firms – DLF and Onkareshwar Properties – has been registered at Kherki Daula police situation in Gurugram, Manesar Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajesh Kumar told PTI.
File image of Robert Vadra. Getty pictures
“We received a complaint on Saturday from one Surinder Sharma, resident of Nuh, by which he alleged irregularities in the land deals,” he acknowledged.
Gurugram Commissioner of Police KK Rao confirmed the FIR to The Indian Explicit and acknowledged, “extra investigations are on.” Kumar modified into once quoted in the portray as asserting, “Now we dangle begun investigations. If need be, all those named as accused will likely be questioned on their position, as alleged by the complainant.”
In February, Hooda and 33 others were chargesheeted by the CBI in a single more case of alleged corruption. That chargesheet modified into once connected to land deals in Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula villages of Gurugram, alleging a scam totaling Rs 1,500 crore.
The Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) had made the land deals a major pollpredicament in 2014, alleging that Vadra benefited thru questionable land exercise permissions granted by the earlier Congress govt in the insist.
The contemporary FIR acknowledged that Vadra’s firm Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd bought Three.5 acres of land in Gurugram’s Sector Eighty three from Onkareshwar Properties for Rs 7.50 crore in 2008, when Hooda modified into once the chief minister and moreover held the portfolio of the Town and Nation Planning Division.
Later, Skylight Hospitality equipped this land to realty major DLF at a price of Rs fifty eight crore, after procuring a industrial licence for the enchancment of the colony with the affect of Hooda, Sharma alleged. The firm thus made a income of about Rs 50 crore, in accordance with the allegation which has been trashed in the past by Vadra.
In return, the insist govt dispensed 350 acres of land to DLF at Wazirabad in Gurugram in violation of guidelines, Sharma claimed. Within the alleged quid pro quo, the realty major made Rs 5,000 crore.
The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP govt had on 14 Might perhaps well perhaps perhaps, 2015, scheme up a one-man commission to probe the grant of licences by the Division of Town and Nation Planning for growing housing and industrial colonies in Gurugram’s Sector Eighty three. This included the alleged deals between Skylight Hospitality and DLF.
The Justice SN Dhingra Charge, fashioned under the Charge of Inquiry Act, had examined the licences given by the then Hooda govt for growing true property in four Gurugram villages of Sihi, Shikohpur, Kherki Daula and Sikanderpur Bada.
Vadra and Hooda dangle now been booked under sections 420 (cheating), a hundred and twenty B (prison conspiracy), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the cause of cheating), 471 (the utilization of as unswerving a forged document) of the IPC, and Piece thirteen of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The complainant acknowledged the fee to Onkareshwar Properties modified into once thru a cheque, which modified into once mentioned in registered deed. Onkareshwar Properties never deposited the cheque, the complainant alleged. It indicated that it modified into once a shell firm, Sharma claimed in the FIR.
Hooda, however, termed the contemporary FIR as “political vendetta” on Saturday. In step with The Instances of India, Hooda acknowledged, “These are all ways by the BJP govt to divert the honour of the of us from its mess ups.”
The Indian Explicit reported Hooda as asserting, “No wrongdoing took keep for the length of my tenure. Here is is a failed govt, they’re getting this stuff done to cowl their mess ups. It is a complaint orchestrated by the BJP.”
Meanwhile, Vadra underplayed the FIR asserting there is nothing contemporary in the case. “It is election season, there has been an fabricate bigger in oil prices so the government thought, enable us to divert the true elements that affect of us with Robert Vadra’s decade old predicament. What’s contemporary on this?” he modified into once quoted as asserting by News18.
BJP leader Jawahar Yadav acknowledged, “Here will not be a interior most wrestle. Here is our collective wrestle against corruption. The BJP govt in insist and at the Centre does not tolerate corruption at any rate.”
With inputs from businesses

Up-to-the-minute Date: Sep 02, 2018 09:44 AM