Bad Days For Vadra?

 Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi’s son in law’s aides were raided by the Enforcement Directorate under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

New Delhi: Raids were conducted by the Enforcement Directorate at various locations in connection with the Bikaner land scam case in Rajasthan. There are allegations that the scam is connected to a company associated with the Congress supremo’s son in law Robert Vadra.

Reports say that the raids are still continuing on locations belonging to Vadra’s aides. Sources say the raids were conducted under the provisions of prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Although raids were conducted earlier also, the Congress always maintained that Vadra has no land over there and tried to shield him.

The ED had earlier issued notices to Skylight Hospitality belonging to Vadra over the deal. Around 1400 acres of land was sold to seven companies of which Skylight Hospitality is one. The company is accused of buying land from fake buyers.

Whistleblower and IAS Officer Ashok Khemka, who cancelled a land deal between Vadra’s company and DLF, maintained that no action was taken in any of the scams. Rajasthan government in January 2016 cancelled the transfer of around 375 hectares of land, as the land department found that the allotments were illegally made.

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ED Raids 18 Senior Bureaucrats

The raids took place as there were allegations against high level bureaucrats involved in high level cases including State Trading Corporation (STC) scam and Louis Berger bribery case.

New Delhi: In a dramatic turn of events the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided atleast 18 senior bureaucrats in nine states on Thursday. The bureaucrats are said to be involved in various scams. The raids and searches took place under the prevention of Money Laundering Act. The nince states included Delhi, Bihar and Karnataka.

The raids took place as there were allegations against high level bureaucrats involved in high level cases including  State Trading Corporation (STC) scam and Louis Berger bribery case.  The STC scam involved huge irregularities in exports causing losses of hundred crores. The higher official involved in the scam were raided. The LB case involved improper payments made to Churchill Alemao by  the principal chief engineer.

Apart from these scams, the law enforcement agency would be raiding officials involved in SBI post demonetisation case. There were allegations that these officials helped people to convert black money into white.

It’s known that ED had conducted raids on 300 shell companies on April 1st as these companies were used to convert black money into white for politicians from various parties.

The ED sources revealed that these raids are only first round and many such raids can be expected in the future.

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