Robert Vadra
Robert Vadra.IANS

The Haryana Police have registered an FIR against Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, DLF and Onkareshwar Properties for alleged irregularities in a land deal. The FIR was registered with Kherki Duala police station in Gurugram, according to The Times of India.

Calling the FIR 'a diversionary tactic' Vadra said: "Election season is here, oil prices have increased.., so let's divert people's attention from real issues to my decade-old issue".

In February, the CBI had named Hooda and 33 others in the chargesheet in a case of alleged corruption in land transactions in Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula villages of Gurugram worth more than Rs 1,500 crore.

The BJP had made these land deals a major election issue in 2014, alleging Vadra had benefitted from a questionable change of land use permit granted by the Hooda-led Congress government in Haryana.

In the FIR, complainant Surinder Sharma, a resident of Nuh, alleges that Vadra's Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd bought 3.5 acres of land from Onkareshwar Properties in Sector 83 at a price of Rs 7.50 crore in 2008, when Hooda was the CM and also headed the Town and Country Planning Department.

The FIR says Skylight Hospitality, in turn, sold the land to realty major DLF for Rs 58 crore after it procured commercial licence to develop the colony using Hooda's influence.

The complainant also alleges that DLF was allotted 350 acres of land at Wazirabad in Gurugram in gross violation of rules which allowed the realty firm to gain Rs 5,000 crore.

"The FIR is part of BJP's fight against corruption and not a personal fight. BJP government at the Centre or in the state will not tolerate corruption at any cost," said BJP leader Jawahar Yadav.

The BJP government in Haryana set up a commission in 2015 to probe licences handed out by the previous government for development of colonies and commercial complexes in four Gurugram villages.