Dismissing the petition filed by advocate ML Sharma, the bench comprising Justice HL Dattu and Justice Ranjan Gogoi asserted that Vadra cannot be called "sinner". The apex court also claimed that a PIL cannot be used to target and bring down the reputation of one person and for gaining cheap publicity.
Delivering its verdict against the petition, the court said, "In the name of the PIL, we will not allow you to destroy the name of a person. Merely because someone is linked to a politician, he can't be called as sinner."
PIL can't be filed against Robert Vadra for gaining cheap publicity
Ashok Khemka, senior IAS officer, earlier had alleged in a report that Vadra had falsified documents to execute a series of fraud transactions for the sale of 3.5 acres of land in Gurgaon to real estate giant DLF for Rs 58 crore.
Meanwhile, the Haryana government has completely denied giving any preferential treatment to Vadra. Khemka, who asserted that he has become a victim of political conspiracy, has been charge-sheeted once again in connection with seeds sale case.
The Haryana government reportedly has given a go ahead to file another chargesheet against him. Khemka will be charge-sheeted for low sales of seeds when he was the Managing Director of Haryana Seed Development Corporation. The suspended IAS officer earlier was Charge-sheeted for overstepping his jurisdiction in the cancellation of Robert Vadra-DLF land deal.