Haryana Officer who cleared Vadra-DLF land deal suspended

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Chandigarh : The Haryana Government on Monday suspended an assistant consolidation officer (ACO) who had cleared a land deal between Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and DLF.

The State Government has also ordered a departmental inquiry against ACO Dalbir Singh.

While Singh’s suspension isn’t linked directly to the Vadra deal, it was for a similar reason. According to a report,¬†Singh and four officials from the revenue department were suspended for alleged irregularities in mutating land in the Rozka Gujjar village in Gurgaon.

Dalbir Singh who had given approval to the mutation of land to allow deal between Vadra and DLF was arrested on November 11 in connection with a case of cheating.

Sources said IAS officer Ashok Khemka who as Director General Consolidation of Land Holdings, had cancelled the mutation just days after its execution by Singh in the DLF case. However, he again legalized it in July 2014 by updating the revenue record.

 

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