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Delhi High Court rejects plea for FIR against Vasundhara Raje in Land Deal

New Delhi, Aug 8: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a CBI case against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her son for allegedly getting a compensation of Rs 1.97 crore by selling a piece of government land in 2010. Justice R.K. Gauba dismissed the petition by a Rajasthan lawyer, Srijana Shrestha, challenging a trial court order on April 18, 2015. The trial court had refused to order a CBI probe against Raje and her son on the ground that no sanction was obtained to prosecute them under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Shrestha pleaded that no sanction was needed as Raje was not a public servant in 2010. Claiming ownership of a 567 square metre piece of land in Dholpur, she sold it to National Highways Authority of India for Rs 1.97 crore. (IANS)

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