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Dhingra panel: HC to give its decision on Bhupinder Hooda’s plea today

January 10, 2019 06:20 AM

COURTESY HT JAN 10

Dhingra panel: HC to give its decision on Bhupinder Hooda’s plea today
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court will pronounce its judgment on the plea of former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, challenging the constitution of Justice (retd) SN Dhingra Commission.

The panel was set up by Manohar Lal Khattar government in 2015 to probe allegations that laws were flouted in granting land licences in Gurugram during the Hooda-led Congress regime. Among the alleged beneficiary companies was one owned by Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. The state government had given an undertaking in November 2016 that it would not release the report without the court’s permission. Hooda had filed a petition in November 2016.

Senior advocate and former union minister Kapil Sibal had appeared for Hooda in this matter while solicitor general, Tushar Mehta appeared for the state government. Hooda had termed the government move a case of ‘witch hunt and political vendetta’ arguing that the chief minister did not have ‘material’ evidence before him when he decided to order the probe in May 13, 2015.

 

 
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