NEW DELHI: A Congress MP from Gurgaon has demanded a fair probe into Robert Vadra's land dealings following a report by the IAS officer Ashok Khemka in which he accused the government officials of irregularities and cronyism over the deals, a report by India Today says.
Accusing the Haryana government of not being transparent, Rao Inderjit Singh said that if Vadra is found guilty, then he should be punished.
Singing a different tune from his party, Singh said, "The Haryana government is not transparent. A lot of shady deals have taken place and if Robert Vadra is guilty, then punish him. There has to be a thorough probe. The integrity of the CM (Bhupinder Singh Hooda) is in doubt."
Khemka in his report had made fresh allegations against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law. He said that if Robert Vadra owned Sky Light Hospitality or realty major DLF Universal Limited - the two players involved in the deal of 3.5 acres Shikohpur land in Gurgaon - were not aggrieved by his order to cancel the mutation, why and how some officials in the Haryana government were aggrieved.
"Is the same yardstick applied for an ordinary citizen?'' he asked. Khemka said the order under section 42 of the Consolidation Act - under which he cancelled the mutation of 3.5 acres - is final and the only recourse for an aggrieved party is to petition the high court.
Accusing Vadra of "sham transactions" for land in Shikohpur village in Gurgaon, Khemka had said that the businessman "falsified documents" for 3.53 acres of land and "pocketed" a large premium on a commercial colony licence. (With inputs from agencies)