Vasundhara Raje
Vasundhara Raje

SC issues notice to Vasundhara Raje, her son in Dholpur land deal

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2018 15:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 2 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her son on a plea seeking a First Information Report (FIR) against them for allegedly getting compensation of Rs 1.97 crore by selling a piece of government land to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for widening a national highway in 2010.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi sought a response from Raje, her son and others.
As per the petition, Raje was not a public servant at the time of the alleged commission of the offence in 2010. She was the Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan legislative assembly.
The petition also stated that Raje and her son had allegedly illegally claimed ownership of a 567-square meter piece of land near the Dholpur Palace in Dholpur town, and sold it to the NHAI for Rs 1.97 crore that had caused a loss to the state exchequer.
A Rajasthan based lawyer, Srijana Shrestha, filed an appeal in the apex court challenging the Delhi High Court order which had dismissed the petition. (ANI)