Alleging a scam, Congress today demanded an independent comprehensive probe into denotification of 400 acres of land worth Rs 3,000 crore in Gurgaon allegedly to favour a few individuals. Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi accused the BJP government in Haryana of being allegedly involved in the scam and demanded a probe into how the Collector, who passed the order, was promoted and given a more important post that controls land across the state – Director, Town and Country Planning.
“400 Acres of land, which is virtually in Delhi – Gawal Pahari is just on the Border of Delhi and Haryana – worth approximately Rs 3,000 crore is transferred, released and re-mutated from the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation’s name to the names of several individuals on a dispute which was going for 30 years. “This is no less than a very big scam of extremely valuable land in the immediate neighbourhood of Delhi. There should be both a criminal and civil investigation in this matter,” he said.
Singhvi said the Collector has noted in his order of January 2, that he was acting as per the directions of the Chief Secretary and then he was promoted. After the issue was raised, the state government started an investigation against the Collector which was a “mere lip service” as under normal circumstances a Chief Secretary would not take a decision like this. Singhvi said, “This should be investigated in the shortest possible time because… the facts are first of all startling and serious but also comic at one level.”
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“After this, the Collector is promoted as the Director, Town & Country Planning – a post far great in jurisdiction and powers regarding land. “At the same time promoting the Collector, obviously it raises for 4-5 very clear issues which we ask through you, requires urgent, comprehensive investigation – firstly an independent non-biased body to investigate the criminal and civil aspects of what is clearly a scam and report within 4 to 6 weeks maximum,” he asked.