DLF says land deal was a small one; aware of SN Dhingra Commission

Real estate major DLF said it was aware of the appointment of Justice S.N. Dhingra as chairman of a commission to probe its land deal with Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi.


“…it is well known that this was a very small transaction of approximately Rs 50 crore. When called upon, we will fully cooperate with the Hon’ble Commission,” said the company.

The Haryana government, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, appointed a retired Judge of Delhi High Court, Justice S N Dhingra, as one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana, to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon.

The Commission headed by Justice Dhingra would also probe subsequent transfer or disposal of the lands, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, the government said yesterday.

DLF said it was not aware of the terms under which the commission will operate. “All facts pertaining to the case involving DLF are already in public domain,” it said.

The commission has been given six months to submit its report.