I simply sought time to probe new documents: Justice Dhingra

, 1:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Retorting to allegations levelled against him by the Congress party, retired judge S.N. Dhingra justified his stand of seeking six more weeks to probe land deal scams in Haryana and said he wanted to go through the new documents to check if it included anything worthwhile which could be added in the final report.

Justice Dhingra told ANI, that the documents which he received are a few sale deeds and the person who gave it to him asserted that they are ‘benami’.

“I received some documents and I felt like going through them before submitting the final report. To see if I could include any of its aspects in the final reports, this is why I sought more time,” said Justice Dhingra.

“The documents which I received are a few sale deeds and the person who gave it to be said that they are ‘benami’,” he added.

Justice Verma further said that he went through over 250 files and interrogated 26 people before compiling his final report.

After Justice Dhingra sought six more weeks to probe land licences to companies, including that of Robert Vadra’s in Gurgaon, the Congress party had accused him of compromising his position and taking undue advantage of his proximity to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

The Haryana government has already extended the term of the Dhingra Commission of Inquiry twice.

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)