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I-T officials record statement of Robert Vadra in benami properties case

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Tax sleuths on Monday arrived at the Delhi’s Sukhdev Vihar office of Robert Vadra for recording his statement in connection with the probe launched against him under the benami assets law. Notably, Robert Vadra, a businessman, is the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Notably, Income Tax (I-T) department officials had asked Vadra to join the probe in the department’s office, but he cited COVID-19 restrictions. Thereafter, a probe team from the department reached his premises in Delhi. Notably, the team at Vadra’s premises is going to record his statement under the provisions of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction Act. He is facing a probe for alleged possession of some undisclosed assets in the UK.

ED too probing Robert Vadra

The Enforcement Directorate too is investigating these charges, under the anti-money laundering law, against Robert Vadra.

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The businessman, however, has denied any wrongdoing in the past. Congress too has tried to defend Vadra claiming that the action against him is due to political vendetta.

Rajasthan land deal

As per media reports, Vadra was questioned about the Bikaner land deal scam and Faridabad land scam cases. According to allegations, Vadra’s firm Sunlight Hospitality is implicated in a land-scam case in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

Multiple probe agencies said that the Vadra-owned Skylight Hospitality had purchased 69.55 hectares of land for Rs 72 lakh and then sold it to Allegeny Finlease for Rs 5.15 crore, earning a profit of Rs 4.43 crore. Rajasthan Police had filed a case of forgery in the allotment of land in the area.

In September 2018, a police case was lodged against him and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for alleged irregularities in land deals in Gurgaon.

 

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