Ashok Khemka row: Robert Vadra committed no crime, says report

Ashok Khemka

There has been no undervaluation of properties sold or bought by Robert Vadra or his companies in four Haryana districts, a probe ordered by whisteblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka is understood to have found amid a row over deals between Congress chief's son-in-law and DLF.

The Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal and Mewat in NCR region had been asked by Khemka to inspect all documents registered from 2005 on behalf of Vadra or his companies in the capacity of vendor (seller) and vendee (buyer) and he had also cancelled the sale of over three acres land to realty major DLF.

The inquiries conduted by the DCs of the four districts have clarified on the basis of report of district revenue officials that there was no undervaluation in Vadra's land deals, informed sources said here today.

The report will be submitted to three member Committee headed by Aditional Chief Secretary which was asked by state government to inquire into the issues raised by Khemka who was removed as Inspector General of Registration after he ordered a probe into all the land dealings of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law in the four districts of Haryana.

With the submission of the inquiry report by the DCs it will now become easier for the committee probing the allegations of Khemka to work further, officials said.

The DCs in their reports have marked that Vadra had paid stamp duties in full on purchase or selling of lands in the NCR as per the Collector Rates prevailing then.

The registeries were done over and above the price of collector rates in the NCR by Vadra, the DCs have marked, according to the report.

"In the four districts the stamp duties have been paid over and above the collector rates in around a dozen of registeries of land worth 100 acres done by Vadra," the sources said.

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