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Relief for Hooda: HC stays Dhingra Commission report in Gurugram land scam

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Haryana) [India] 

and High Court division bench on Thursday observed that Dhingra Commission's order to summon former minister Bhupinder Singh with regards to the Gurugram land scam was not in accordance with the rules.

The court added that the Government had enough material to set up the commission, but restrained government from publishing the report.

The Justice S N was set up on May 14, 2015, by the BJP government in Haryana led by Minister to probe grant of licences for development of commercial colonies in Gurugram.

Robert Vadra, the brother-in-of Rahul Gandhi, was among the alleged beneficiaries.

The one-man Commission submitted its 182-page report to the on August 31, 2016. However, challenged Commission's constitution in the and

earlier had petitioned the and challenging the constitutional validity of the panel and had accused the government of resorting to political vendetta.

Justice Dhingra's report has alleged abuse of power and illegal gratification in the grant of licences while citing examples of how approvals were granted or denied in violation of the and laid-down procedures.

The commission has also called for an investigation against Hooda and said that his conduct falls under the purview of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:20 IST