Chandigarh, In a relief to former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed the report of the Justice Dhingra Commission of Inquiry into the land scam in Gurugram.
A division bench, which saw the sealed copy of the report, said that the Commission’s report could not be implemented as such.
The court however, said that the constitution of the commission by the Haryana government was not malafide.
There was a conflict of opinion in the order by the two judges, Justice A.K. Mittal and Justice A.S. Grewal, in this matter.
The bench referred the matter to the Chief Justice of the High Court for further orders.
The bench said that the notice under Section 8-B to Hooda and others, which was statutory under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1952, had not been served.
The order said that a fresh notice could be served under the section.
The one-man Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission of Inquiry was set up by the BJP government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in May 2015 to probe the controversial grant of licences for prime commercial properties in Gurugram, including those to Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra.