Asserting approval from Haryana, police to investigate Robert Vadra and former CM Bhupinder Hooda in Gurugram land scam

As the year comes to an end, the scams wrapped by Congress are unwrapping like a nightmare. Getting approval from the Haryana government, the police is all set to investigate the alleged Gurugram land scam involving UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar gave permission to the Gurugram Police Commissioner to investigate former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Robert Vadra in relation to an FIR registered against them for alleged regularities in land scam case. Speaking on the land deal case, Gurugram Police Commissioner KK Rao said they have got the approval from Haryana government and the investigation into the matter is underway.

In September this year, the Haryana Police had registered an FIR against Bhupinder Singh Hooda, businessman Robert Vadra in an alleged land scam in Gurugram. Besides Hooda and Vadra, DLF Gurugram and Onkareshwa Properties Gurugram were also named in the FIR.

They were booked under Sections 420 (cheating), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 467(forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The case relates to the fraudulent land transaction by Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited, owned by Robert Vadra.

Gurugram Land Scam:

The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government had set up a commission in 2015 to probe into the licences given by the earlier Hooda-led Congress government for the development of housing colonies and commercial complexes in four Gurgaon villages.

Skylight had bought land from Omkareshwar Properties in 2008 and later sold it off to DLF after a change in land use at a much higher price. As per the committee’s report, Skylight minted profit of Rs 50.5 crore from the deal. It has been alleged that the company could have purchased more land with this money.

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