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Gurgaon: Girl gangraped by six in guest house

The victim, hailing from West Bengal, stated before police that she along with a female friend and one of the accused person came from Delhi to a guest house

She and her friend were also allegedly beaten up, they added.

A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by six youths in a guest house located at DLF City here, police said on Friday. The victim, hailing from West Bengal, stated before police that she along with a female friend and one of the accused person came from Delhi to a guest house where the remaining five accused persons were present, situated at DLF for her birthday celebration last night, they said. On the pretext of celebration, the accused persons got drunk and raped her one by one, police said. She and her friend were also allegedly beaten up, they added. <!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In the morning, her friend managed to slip away from the guest house and informed the police. Consequently the girl was rescued and an FIR was registered in this regard, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police East Deepak Saharan. He further said that all six accused persons, who belong to Nepal, have been arrested. The medical examination of the girl was conducted and her statement was recorded before a judicial magistrate by the police. Further investigations are going on in the matter. Police lodged an FIR under IPC sections 323, 342, 506, 376D, 120B IPC against the six.

Saudi diplomat accused of rape: External affairs ministry seeks detailed report

New Delhi: The external affairs ministry has sought a detailed report on the alleged incident involving a diplomat at the Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi who has been booked for rape.

A Saudi diplomat, reported to be of First Secretary rank, has been booked for rape while his wife and daughter have been booked for torturing domestic helps in Gurgaon, Haryana Police have said. The diplomat was not named.

Representational image. Image courtesy: AFPRepresentational image. Image courtesy: AFP

Representational image. Image courtesy: AFP

The ministry will get into the picture in case the police file charges and need to interrogate the person, said official sources.

The Saudi embassy has dismissed the charges against the diplomat as “completely false” and “contrary to facts in our possession”, and said they would wait for the Indian government to clarify the matter as per diplomatic norms.

The diplomat and some of his friends and guests have been booked for raping, gang-raping two Nepali women while his wife and daughter have been booked for torturing the victims.

The Gurgaon police had registered cases against the diplomat and “unknown people” said to be the diplomat’s friends on Tuesday at the DLF-2 police station under sections of gang-rape (376 D), rape (376), unnatural sex (377) and other sections of Indian Penal Code including 342, 323 and 120B (conspiracy)..

No arrests have been made so far.

IANS

CAG report on Rober Vadra-DLF land deal vindicates me: Ashok Khemka

Ashok Khemka. PTI.Ashok Khemka. PTI.

Ashok Khemka. PTI.

Chandigarh: A senior IAS officer of Haryana Ashok Khemka today said that his action in Vadra-DLF land-license deal has been “vindicated in the CAG report but he continues to suffer the stigma of charge sheet.”

During the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, the official had ordered the scrapping of the land deal between Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd (owned by Robert Vadra) and DLF, terming it as illegal. However, the previous Hooda government gave clean chit to Vadra in the land deal.

“My action in VADRA-DLF land-license deal vindicated in CAG report, but continue to suffer the stigma of chargesheet,” said Khemka in a tweet reacting to the CAG report.

In another tweet he said, “Real culprits sit in judgement over me. My pain and suffering may help to detox and cleanse the body politic.”

In his third tweet Khemka, presently posted as State Transport Commissioner, said “Black-marketing of licenses and permits to cronies is loot of public wealth. Will action be taken against the black-marketers?”

“Undue favours” to builders, including Robert Vadra‘s Skylight Hospitality, by the Haryana Government during the Congress regime has come under attack from the Comptroller and Auditor General.

In its report for the year 2013-14, tabled in the Haryana Assembly yesterday, the official auditor has come down heavily on the Town and Country Planning Department.

“….the department neither at the time of granting in-principle approval nor at the time of formal approval fortransfer of licenses ensured that net profit beyond 15 percent of the total cost accrues to public exchequer. This enabled the developers to earn huge profits merely by selling the land while the government had to forego sizeable amount,” the CAG report said.

The BJP and other Congress rivals had trained their guns on the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda government accusing it of showing favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in his land deal with realty giant DLF.

Though the report did not name Vadra, his company, Skylight Hospitality, was named. Skylight Hospitality, the report noted, sold a prime 3.5 acre piece of land in Manesar in Gurgaon district to DLF in 2008 for Rs 58 crore.

PTI

CAG report on Vadra deal vindicates Khemka, but ‘still suffering stigma of chargesheet’, he tweets

Chandigarh: The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on controversial land transactions in Haryana has almost vindicated the position of bureaucrat Ashok Khemka on the Robert Vadra-DLF land deal.

Tabled in the state assembly on Wednesday, it has accused the previous Congress government of showing undue favours to Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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The CAG report has said that the “possibility of extending undue benefit to particular applicant (Vadra’s company) cannot be ruled out”.

It has also questioned the ‘distinction’ made by Hooda’s government for Vadra’s company in giving permissions. It had helped Vadra by giving sanction in haste to the permissions required, the report suggested.

Under the deal which had been under scrutiny for the last few years, Vadra’s company, Skylight Hospitality, had allegedly sold a prime 3.5 acre piece of land in Manesar in Gurgaon district to DLF in 2008 for Rs 58 crore when the land had only cost his company around Rs 15 crore, earning a cool profit of around Rs 44 crore. It was sold to DLF after obtaining change of land use (CLU) and other permissions from the Hooda government.

Senior IAS officer and the then Haryana Director, General Consolidation, Ashok Khemka, who was the first one to point out and object to this deal, had also ordered its scrapping. Khemka, who has been proved right now by the CAG, had claimed at that time that the deal was illegal and stood no chance of being allowed.

Khemka had alleged that the Rs 7.5 crore that Vadra used for buying the land in question, which he later sold to DLF, was not his own, as he had just Rs 1 lakh in his account at that time.

Khemka went on to cancel the land mutation of the Vadra-DLF land deal for development of a commercial complex at the venue, a step that saw him subjected to a lot of harassment by the Hooda-led government.

Asked for his reaction after his daring action against Vadra had been vindicated, Ashok Khemka told Firstpost that he had nothing to say as he had only done his official duty and nothing else. “I have no comment to offer now.’’ He, however said that, “there is much more than what the CAG has pointed out.”

However since then he has tweeted, saying that despite being vindicated, he continued to suffer the ‘stigma’ of the chargesheet filed against him:

The land deal controversy had become a national issue before both the general elections in the country in 2014 and also in the Haryana assembly elections.

The then government had fiercely defended the questionable land deal even as Khemka was taken to task. The opposition parties in Haryana had alleged that it was doing everything to help Vadra.

Earlier, Anil Vij, Haryana’s Health minister, had told Firstpost that there were discrepancies in the Vadra-DLF land deal and the former made profit illegally. The revenue he earned should have gone to the Haryana government according to rules. “After the Haryana government examines the CAG report, it will take necessary action in this regard,” he had said.

However, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has been non-committal on initiating an investigation into the deal. “The BJP government’s priority in Haryana is to implement its agenda and not to run a vendetta campaign,” Khattar had said in Chandigarh. “Law will take its own course in the Robert Vadra land deal case,’’ he said.

Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala was not available for comment. He had lashed out earlier at the BJP government for `unnecessarily questioning the land deal’. “Vadra is being hounded as part of political propaganda against the Congress,” he had said then.

Pawan Jain, Haryana Congress spokesman, said there was no wrongdoing in the Vadra case. “The Hooda government had not done anything wrong. We will challenge the CAG report to prove it.”

“This is just the beginning. We are not at all surprised. Many more scams in Haryana will come out in the days to come, especially those related to land deals. Not for nothing was the Congress government known to be a party of property dealers,” Dushyant Chautala, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP from Hisar constituency, said.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar assures action ‘as per law’ in Robert Vadra case

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said his government would take action against Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, as per the law in connection with his deals with the real estate major DLF.”The state Government has formed a special investigation team to investigate the Vadra-DLF land deals. Data is being collected in all cases of irregularities and action would be taken as per the law,” Khattar said, speaking to reporters. Khattar visited the Haryana pavilion during the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas event in Gandhinagar on Friday.Haryana government had provided 10% reservations in industrial plots to non-resident Indians and it could be increased on demand, he informed. At an event organised by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries here, Khattar said his government was keen to work with the Gujarat government to increase the milk production in his state. He said he met the Gujarat animal husbandry minister Babu Bhai Bokharia on Friday who assured him to supply the semen of Gir breed of cows from the state for raising the milk production.

Rajasthan government cancels mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra’s firm

The Rajasthan government has cancelled the mutation of a part of land purchased by Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s company Skylight Hospitality Private Limited in Bikaner district, on the grounds that it was bought from fake buyers.The I-T department has sought details of a number of official documents including sale and purchase agreements, list of sellers of the properties acquired, details of loans raised and details of the company’s board meetings.Sylight Hospitality’s transaction with DLF had been under the scanner for a long time and were asked to furnish “agreements to purchase and sale of immovable properties” since 2005-06. Earlier, a notice had been sent to Vadra’s firm, Skylight Hospitality, seeking details of its financial and land deals. The IT department had sent a 22-point questionnaire to Skylight Hospitality which seeks detailed information about minutes of meetings, the nature of assets, purchase and sale of deeds etc.BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the party, as promised, will not spare any wrongdoing.Days before the assembly election, the Haryana government led by Congress party legitimised the land deal between Vadra and DLF. Vadra through his company M/s Skylight Hospitality in 2012, sold three acres of land in Shikhopur village, Gurgaon to DLF. The then director general, consolidation, Ashok Khemka, had declared the deal as illegal and had asked for the cancellation of mutation. While Khemka was transferred out of the office, the Haryana government earlier this week legitimised the deal.