High court reserves order on plea against Vadra

Lucknow, Nov 29 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Thursday reserved its order on a plea seeking a probe into allegedly irregular land deals of Robert Vadra, son−in−law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a petitoner said.

A division bench of Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice V.K. Dixit reserved the order after hearing the public interest litigation (PIL) petition of Nutan Thakur and an affidavit filed by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Thakur told IANS that she had sought a free and fair probe into the allegations levelled by activist−turned−politician Arvind Kejriwal against Vadra's allegedly irregular land deals.

A lot of questions related to the deals between Vadra and real estate giant DLF were yet to be answered and only a fair probe could clear the air, she said.

Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasar opposed the plea and said the PMO conducted a probe and found that the deals were purely commercial transactions between two individuals.

He said the PIL was untenable and filed by Thakur to get publicity.


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