24 November, 2020

Unhappy Acres

New questions—on original licence, location, resale—for Vadra’s land

Jitender Gupta
Unhappy Acres

Cracks Under A Scanner

Round and round:  The many unanswered questions around the Vadra land deal in Shikohpur, Haryana

  1. Vadra buys 3.5 acres in Shikohpur in March 2008 for Rs 15.38 crore. Seller: Onkareshwar Properties.
    What “licence” did Skylight Hospitality, Vadra's company, get when it bought the land?
  2. Letter of Intent/licence received from Haryana government by Skylight during March 2008
    What was this “licence” he was given later, in whose name, at what terms?
  3. DLF says it agreed to buy the plot, with its licensing status, and took possession in 2008-09
    How could this land be "conveyanced" to DLF in 2008-09 if the existing laws didn't allow it?
  4. In September 2012, Skylight officially resold this plot to DLF Universal for Rs 58 crore
    Doesn't this run foul of the East Punjab Consolidation Act 1948 that you...


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