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Relief for Robert Vadra, Delhi HC rejects plea seeking CBI probe into his land deals

Sep 16, 2014 10:57 AM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a petition seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the land deals of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. The plea was dismissed on the grounds that it had been dismissed by the Supreme Court earlier and that it was based only on media reports.

A PIL was filed seeking probe into the sale of agriculture land to Vadra's companies.

The plea had also sought a probe into grant of licences to change the land use of agricultural plots purchased by Vadra's companies in Haryana.

The petitioner was seeking a probe by the CBI under charges of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and Prevention of Corruption Act. He claimed that this is a scam worth Rs 20,000 crore.

The PIL also cited media reports to claim that the current CAG, Shashi Kant Sharma, issued a letter to stop a CAG audit/enquiry into the Skylight Pvt Ltd within a fortnight of succeeding Vinod Rai as the chief auditor of the country. Skylight is a company based out of Sukhdev Vihar. It is allegedly owned by Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen Vadra.

The petitioner had also filled a PIL seeking the cancellation of Sharma's appointment as the CAG.