Income Tax Department officials on Monday (January 4) reached at Robert Vadra’s residence in Delhi Sukhdev Vihar to record his statement in the Benami properties matter. The I-T officials are currently recording the statement of Robert Vadra in connection with a Benami properties case, according to sources.
Robert Vadra, who son-in-law of Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi, is married to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi. He earlier failed to join the probe citing the Covid-19 pandemic situation. He 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. He is also being investigated by the Income Tax department in connection with the case involving properties worth around 12 million pounds in London that allegedly belong to him. Besides the IT department, Vadra is also being investigated by the Enforcement Department under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) pertaining to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. It is alleged that the said property is allegedly owned by him. He is currently out on anticipatory bail.
In September 2015, the ED had registered a money laundering case against Robert Vadra’s company Skylight Hospitality alleging that the firm had acquired land meant for rehabilitation of poor villagers in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. The ED had further alleged Rober Vadra bought 69.55 hectares of land at a cheaper rate and sold to Allegenery Finlease for Rs5.15 crore through illegal transactions.