Haryana government suspended Dalbir Singh, an Assistance Consolidation Officer (ACO), who had executed the mutation of the controversial land deal between Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and real estate giant DLF in 2012.
According to reports, Dalbir and four officials from the revenue department were suspended for alleged irregularities in mutating land in the Rozka Gujjar village in Gurgaon. Sources said IAS officer Ashok Khemka had cancelled the mutation just days after its execution by Dalbir in the DLF case. However, Dalbir again legalized it in July 2014 by updating the revenue record.
Under the deal, Vadra’s firm, Skylight Hospitality, had bought the land in Shikhopur, a village in Gurgaon, in February 2008 for Rs 7.5 crore. A month later, he was given a licence by Haryana’s town and country planning department to develop a housing colony on the site. But within two months of the licence being granted, Vadra had sold the land to DLF for Rs 58 crore.