File photo of Robert Vadra. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
'We have got the approval (from state government) to probe and the investigation is underway, 'Police commissioner KK Rao said.
The Haryana government has given the permission for further investigation in the alleged land deal corruption case against Robert Vadra and former chief minister BS Hooda, Gurugram Police Commissioner said on Friday.
"We have got the approval (from state government) to probe and the investigation is underway, "Police commissioner KK Rao said.
KK Rao, Gurugram Police Commissioner on the land deal case against Robert Vadra and former Haryana CM BS Hooda: We have got the approval(from state Govt) to probe and the investigation is underway (28.12.18) pic.twitter.com/SE2rem1Utu— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2018
Responding to the government's nod for the investigation in the case, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda said, "This is on the basis of a private complaint lodged on behest of the government, there is nothing in it. Attempt to defame and play politics".
BS Hooda, Former Haryana CM on Haryana Govt gives nod to investigate him and Robert Vadra in a land deal case: This is on the basis of a private complaint lodged on behest of Govt, there is nothing in it. Attempt to defame and play politics. pic.twitter.com/rDYvyl1D6R— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2018
A case had been registered in the Gurugram police station on September 1 against Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi and former chief minister BS Hooda in an alleged land scam.
The case was registered under sections of 420 (cheating), 120 (hatching conspiracy) and 467, 468, 471(forgery) under the Indian Penal Code on the complaint of Surender Sharma, a resident of Tauru in Haryana.
The complainant claimed that a company belonging to Mr Vadra's Skylight Hospitality had cheated people and the government.
The BJP set up a one-man commission to investigate into the matter after it came to power in the state on May 14, 2015.
The commission probed the alleged irregularities in the grant of licence by the Haryana Department of Town and Country Planning to some companies, including those of Robert Vadra in Sector 83 of Gurugram for developing commercial colonies.