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Justice Dhingra being used by BJP for ‘political witch-hunt’: Congress

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New Delhi: The Congress party on Friday criticized the judicial commission-led by Justice S.N. Dhingra for the delay in probing land licences issued to companies, including that of Robert Vadra’s, in Gurgaon and said it was being used by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for political witch-hunt.

Seeking resignation of Justice Dhingra, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asserted that the former has compromised his position on the behalf of undue advantage leveraged to him by the Haryana Government-led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

“Justice Dhingra has clearly compromised his position, by accepting undue favours from Government of Haryana for a trust of which he is chairman. He is no longer fair and prejudiced and consequently in the highest tradition of the democracy, we expect him to resign as the judge of the commission,” said Surjewala.

“This is mere ploy, justice Dhingra is being used by the higher leadership of the BJP. He said that the report is ready and at the last minute he did a somersault and now he says he has fresh evidence and he will submit the evidence after four to six weeks. It is clear that the people in the government, who want to use Dhingra commission for political witch-hunt and vendetta have rejected his report and want him to write another report,” he added.

Late on Thursday, Justice Dhingra , in a letter to Khattar Government, informed that he was to submit the report today. But before he could proceed to Chandigarh he received a bunch of sale deeds from someone who said that these docs are about benami transactions of those who benefited from the grant of licenses.

“I was to submit report today. But before I could proceed to Chandigarh I received a bunch of sale deeds from someone who said that these docs are about benami transactions of those who benefited from the grant of licenses,” he said in his letter.

“Therefore I deferred my Chandigarh visit to consider these documents. I need six more weeks time. If no extension is granted then I will submit my report tomorrow itself,” the letter added.

Haryana government had earlier twice extended the term of the Dhingra Commission of Inquiry.

The controversy around Vadra is based on a 3.5-acre plot in Gurugram, which he bought in 2008 for Rs. 7.5 crores and sold just months later for 58 crores to DLF, India’s largest real estate developer. (ANI)

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