Lucknow, Mar 7: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by a local activist seeking a probe into allegations of irregular land dealings against Robert Vadra levelled by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal.
Nutan Thakur had filed her petition onOctober 9, 2012, and on Thursday, it was dismissed by the court’s Lucknow bench, consisting of Justices Uma Nath Singh and Virendra Kumar Dixit.
Thakur’s petition was submitted by her lawyer Ashok Pandey.
The court said that it was matter that had to be dealt by the Prime Minister’s Office.
The bench had on November 29, 2012 reserved its order on the maintainability of the petition. During the last hearing, Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasharan, appearing on behalf of the Centre, had submitted that the writ was based on general newspaper reports which cannot be treated as true.
Arvind Kejriwal had last year levelled allegations of corruption against Robert Vadra.
The PMO has termed the allegations regarding irregular land dealings between Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and real estate major DLF as “false, based on heresay and vexatious”.
The PMO affidavit was in response to a notice issued by the bench on October 11 last year to the Centre listing objections to the maintainability of the petition filed by Thakur. (ANI)