Haryana: Officer who cleared Vadra-DLF land deal suspended

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Chandigarh, Nov 18: 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.

File photo of Robert Vadra

Media reports say that ACO Singh's suspension is not directly linked to the Vadra-DLF case, but he has been suspended for his role in another controversial land mutation case in Rozka Gurjjar village of Gurgaon.

Reports say that Singh has been suspended along with four other officials from the revenue department for alleged irregularities in mutating land 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. Also Read:[From brass-to-gold journey of Robert Vadra: Explained]

Media reports say that Rozka Gujjar village was among those listed in the report filed by IAS officer Ashok Khemka.

Ashok Khemka, Director General Consolidation of Land Holdings, had cancelled his junior Dalbir Singh's order which gave go-ahead to land deal between Vadra's company and Real Estate giant DLF. But, soon Khemka was suspended and his order was cancelled. Following which Singh submitted a report saying Khemka's orders were illegal.

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