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new Delhi9 days ago
Due to Corona, Robert Vadra could not attend the Income Tax investigation. He had sought time from the Income Tax Department. – File photo
The Income Tax Department (IT) team reached his house to interrogate Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. He was questioned here for about 9 hours. The IT team recorded the statements of Vadra in the benami property case. Vadra is currently on anticipatory bail. At first he could not attend the investigation due to Corona.
After this, Vadra said that we have answered every question. There is no case involving benami property. Justice and truth will prevail. I have nothing to hide and worry about.
A case of money laundering was also registered in 2015
However, it is not clear in which case Vadra was questioned. It is alleged that Vadra’s firm Sky Light Hospitality bought land in Bikaner, Rajasthan, but this land was for the rehabilitation of poor villagers. In this case, he was booked in 2015 for money laundering.
Apart from this, a case was filed against Vadra and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Huda in 2018. It is alleged that Sky Light Hospitality sold 3.5 acres of land in Shikohpur village in Gurgaon to DLF at a very high rate. Vadra had then said that the charges against him were politically motivated.
ED investigating London property case
Vadra is accused of wrongfully buying a 1.9 million pound house in Bryanston Square, London. According to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Income Tax Department was investigating cases registered under the black money law and tax law against absconding arms trader Sanjay Bhandari. During this time, the department also suspected Arora’s role. A case was then registered against him.
The ED alleges that Bhandari bought property in London for 1.9 million pounds. He sold it to Vadra in 2010 for the same amount after spending £ 65,900 on its repair. It became clear that Bhandari was not the real owner of this property, but he had signed the deal to benefit Vadra.
It is also alleged that Arora, an employee of Vadra’s Sky Light Hospitality, was instrumental in the deal. He was also aware of Vadra’s foreign undisclosed assets and he has an important role in arranging the money. Arora is currently on interim bail.