We don't leak reports, says Naidu on Vadra row

We don't leak reports, says Naidu on Vadra row

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected the Congress' allegation that the report of the Dhingra commission which probed alleged irregularities in grant of land licences to a firm owned by Robert Vadra was leaked.

"We don't have the habit of leaking out... This government believes in transparency and does not interfere in the legal process. We don't run after individuals," Naidu said.

The Information and Broadcasting minister said he does not have any information on the Dhingra panel report after a media report claimed that the probe had indicted Vadra, son- in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, for making unlawful profit of Rs 50.5 crore from a land deal in Haryana in 2008 without spending a single paisa.

Hitting out at the Congress, he said, "They may be speaking of their own past experiences (of leaking reports)."

The minister said the government will take action based on the findings of the report.

The S N Dhingra panel was set up in May 2015 by the BJP government in Haryana led by Manohar Lal Khattar to look into the grant of licences over change in land use in four villages of Gurgaon, including the licence granted to Skylight Hospitality owned by Vadra.

The Commission had submitted its 182-page report to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on August 31, 2016.

The lawyer of Robert Vadra and Skylight Hospitality has reportedly said they had committed no wrong and that no laws were violated.

Vadra's wife Priyanka Gandhi had yesterday released a statement, saying her finances had nothing to do with those of her husband's or his company Skylight Hospitality, which had made controversial land deals with realty major DLF.

The statement from Priyanka's office came after a query was made to Vadra asking whether a portion of the money he had received from the DLF was used by his wife to buy properties in Faridabad in Haryana.

The contents of the Commission's report are yet to be made public by the state government which had given an undertaking in the Punjab and Haryana High Court not to release the report until directed by the court.

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