Pages missing from Vadra-DLF deal file a serious matter: Rao Inderjit

Pages missing from Vadra-DLF deal file a serious matter: Rao Inderjit

Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh today said that pages missing from government records pertaining to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal was a serious matter.

"I do not even know that they (the pages) are missing... I have not seen the (media) reports. I do not know whether the pages are absent from the file. But, if they are, it is a serious matter," Singh told reporters outside Parliament House here.

Singh, the Planning Minister in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, is a former Congress leader from Haryana who later quit the party and joined BJP.

An RTI query filed by IAS officer Ashok Khemka has found that two pages of a file pertaining to the land deal between DLF and Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, are missing from government records following which he has sought the registration of an FIR in the matter.

Khemka, who had over two years back cancelled mutation of the deal in question, said that official notings pertaining to the setting up of a three-member committee -- which had given a clean chit to Vadra's firm -- are "missing" from the main file. The committee had been constituted by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government in Haryana.

Demanding that a case be registered in the matter, Khemka said, "It is a serious matter and it should be probed... How can the notings suddenly be untraceable?".

Admitting that the pages were missing, Haryana Chief Secretary PK Gupta has said that an internal inquiry has been instituted in the matter and efforts are on to reconstruct the file.

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