Income Tax Officials At Robert Vadra Office To Record Statement In Property Case

Robert Vadra has said the cases against him were motivated by political rivalry. (File)

New Delhi:

Income Tax officials are at the office of businessman Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, regarding investigations into an illegal property case. The team, which has reached Mr Vadra’s office in east Delhi’s Sukhdev Vihar, will record his statement, sources said.

Robert Vadra is already being investigated in a case involving properties worth around 12 million pounds in London that allegedly belong to him. He has been extensively questioned in the case, filed in 2018, by the Enforcement Directorate.

In September 2015, the agency had also registered a money laundering case alleging that Mr Vadra’s firm. Skylight Hospitality, had acquired land meant for rehabilitation of poor villagers in in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. It was alleged that Mr Vadra bought 69.55 hectares of land at a cheaper rate and sold to Allegenery Finlease for Rs 5.15 crore through illegal transactions.

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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. It has been alleged that Skylight Hospitality sold 3.5 acres of land in 2008 in Shikohpur village to DLF at a rate much higher than the prevailing rate.

Mr Vadra has said the cases against him are motivated by political rivalry.

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