Bad Days For Vadra?
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.