Chandigarh, Nov 26 (PTI) The Haryana government has appointed an additional chief secretary (ACS) and a retired IAS officer as chairpersons of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) for its Gurugram and Panchkula Benches respectively.Also Read - Mathura Girl Raped in Moving Car on Way Back From Agra; 1 Arrested, Another Absconding

Their appointment will take effect from the dates they assume charge of the posts, an official release said here today. Also Read - Fire Breaks Out in Haryana Scrapyard, 4 Dead Including Children

K K Khandelwal was appointed as the RERA’s chairperson for Gurugram and Rajan Gupta for Panchkula. Also Read - New Industrial IoT Solution Facility Unveiled By Panasonic. Check Here

The tenure of the RERA chairpersons for Panchkula and Gurugram would be for five years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, it said.

A notification to this effect was issued by Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning Department, the release said.

Earlier, senior INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala had written to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urging him not to consider the names of retired officers K K Jalan and Gupta.

He had pointed out that they were part of the committee of three officers that gave a clean chit on the land deal connected to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

Jalan was a strong contender for the RERA post in Gurugram.

The Leader of Opposition had said that the INLD had submitted a “charge-sheet” to the Haryana Governor in August in which several alleged irregularities committed in land deals in the state during the tenure of the previous Congress government were highlighted.

The committee comprised Krishna Mohan, Jalan and Gupta.

It was set up by the then Bhupinder Singh Hooda government on October 19, 2012, and had given a clean chit on the land deal connected with Vadra, he had alleged.

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