No relief for Robert Vadra as VAT petition dismissed by Punjab, Haryana High Court

| Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:08
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No relief for Robert Vadra as VAT petition dismissed by Punjab, Haryana High Court

New Delhi: Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Tuesday, in a major setback to Robert Vadra-owned Skylight Hospitality (P) Ltd, dismissed the petition filed by Vadra’s firm challenging a VAT notice.
The High Court disposed the petition after the Haryana government informed the court that all the documents required by the petitioner firm had been provided.
"The petitioner had demanded certain documents in its solitary plea which were already supplied by the state government. The court has disposed off the petition and directed the petitioner to approach the department concerned for redressal. The petitioner will now have to approach Excise department to settle the case," Additional Advocate General, Haryana Deepak Balyan said.
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The matter relates to the controversial 3.53-acre Shikohpur land deal in Gurgaon between Skylight and DLF. The excise department had issued notices to the firm and had asked for disclosure of the transaction details related to the deal, value of the licence (No KC 1868) sold to DLF and VAT deposited after selling land and licences.
Skylight Hospitality (P) Ltd, in October last year, had challenged the notice by the excise department under section 16 of the Haryana Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, 2003. The Vadra-owned company also said that the licence was not sold but transferred to DLF, a move approved by the then-in-power Congress government.

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