Haryana govt seeks details of Robert Vadra's companies, assets

The Haryana government has sought details from the Gurgaon administration apropos of companies, properties and assets owned by Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2014, 11:44 AM IST
Haryana govt seeks details of Robert Vadra's companies, assets

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has sought details from the Gurgaon administration apropos of companies, properties and assets owned by Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

As per the information received by Zee Media, the director of Land Records has written a letter to Gurgaon district magistrate-cum-deputy commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi, asking him about the details which could put Vadra in a tight spot.

Vidyarthi has directed District Revenue Officer Tarsem Sharma to submit the information in this regard within one week.

In the run-up to October 15 Assembly Elections, the BJP had raised land scams as a major poll issue.

After his swearing-in, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had vowed to initiate a transparent probe into the matter.

Two senior Haryana ministers, Ram Bilas Sharma and Anil Vij, had earlier said that a judicial probe would be ordered and no one would be spared.

Vadra has been accused of making millions of rupees in land deals done during the tenure of the Hooda government in Haryana between March 2005 and October 2014. One of the deals, worth Rs 58 crore, was with realty major DLF.

Vij had said: "Land is the biggest scam that has taken place in Haryana. Over 70,000 acres land was acquired (by the government) from innocent farmers and allotted to people after making huge profits. We will get every inch of this land scam probed. Anyone found guilty in that, whether any official, Robert Vadra or Bhupinder Singh Hooda, we will not spare anyone."

The land deals had kicked up a storm when Ashok Khemka, during his tenure as Director General Consolidation of Land Holdings and Land Records-cum-Inspector General of Registration, raised his voice against them.