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Oct 26, 2012, 03.28 PM IST | Source: IBNLive.com

Vadra gets clean chit, Kejriwal says it was expected

Haryana's deputy commissioners have found no irregularities in Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deals. A panel of four Deputy Commissioners has given Vadra's deals a clean chit.

Haryana's deputy commissioners have found no irregularities in Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deals. A panel of four Deputy Commissioners has given Vadra's deals a clean chit. Four Haryana deputy commissioners conducted inquiries into Vadra's deals after IAS officer Ashok Khemka's order, dated October 12.

India Against Corruption Activist Arvind Kejriwal reacted saying this was expected. He tweeted, "Haryana officers give clean chit to Vadra. That was expected. Country wud be surprised if it were otherwise (sic)." He also reiterated that the Congress and the BJP were sailing in the same boat.

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"Now Congress will protect Gadkari and BJP will protect Vadra. Congress, BJP bhai bhai," he tweeted. Kejriwal added, "Under IT Act - you can raid (sec 132) or survey (sec 133A) or scrutinise (sec 143) - what is the government doing?"

Ashok Khemka had written a tell-all letter to the Haryana Chief Secretary. Khemka had exposed dubious land deals. Khemka had in his order cancelled the mutation of the sale deed between Vadra's company Sky Light Hospitality and DLF over a 3.5 acre plot in Gurgaon district.

Khemka was transferred on October 11, three days after he initiated a probe into undervalued land deals between Vadra and DLF. He was transferred as the DG, Haryana Seed Development Corporation. However, before leaving office on October 15, he cancelled the mutation of the 3.531 acre plot of land in Manesar-Shikohpur citing irregularities in the transfer of land from Vadra's Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited to the real estate giant.

CNN-IBN accessed the document ordering the cancellation of the mutation. The land deal reportedly had signatures by an unauthorised Haryana official, it said.

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