Chautala comes up with Vadra’s Haryana ‘property papers’, demands judicial probe
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Waving alleged revenue documents of purchases made by Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, at much less rates than the collector rate at Shakarpuri village in Mewat, INLD chief and former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala on Thursday demanded a judicial probe into all land purchases made by Vadra in Haryana.
He further alleged that Congress MLA from Nuh, Aftab Ahmed, had got a party ticket for selling his land to Vadra, and in lieu of the same, Ahmed's ancestral land was included in the revised Gurgaon Master Plan.
While releasing the documents to the media, Chautala alleged that Real Earth Estate Pvt Ltd — a firm owned by Vadra — purchased 29 acres of land in Mewat at a price of Rs 71 lakh while the collector rate of the land was fixed at Rs 4.5 crore. He added that the market price of said land at the time of purchase in May 2009 was over Rs 14 crore.
"This land falls in NCR and is abutting the Rajasthan border. Vadra, as the company director, made all these purchases in connivance with the government," he said.
Chautala added: "Usually, the collector is one-third of the market value of the property and the rate at that time was Rs 16 lakh per acre against the market price of Rs 40 to 50 lakh... One piece of land measuring 11 acre and 5 marla was registered in only Rs 24 lakh against the collector rate of Rs 1.75 crore and market price of Rs 5 crore. Similarly, another land measuring 9 acre 4 kanal and 15 marla was registered at Rs 20 lakh against its collector rate of Rs 1.5 crore and market rate of Rs 4.5 crore."
"The whole point is that the government allowed these properties to be registered at a much less value against the land sale/purchase norms to oblige the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi. These properties would not have allowed to be registered at a value less than the collector rate had it been a common man," said Chautala.
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