On Saturday, Republic TV accessed an FIR that was filed against Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and Haryana Former CM Bhupendra Singh Hooda in the Gurugram land deal case.
The case has been registered under various sections like IPC 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy) , 420 (Cheating), 467 (Forgery), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) , 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and Section 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (Criminal Misconduct by a public servant) in Khedki Daula police station of Haryana. The cases relates to an allegedly fraudulent land transaction by Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited, owned by Robert Vadra.
In a bizzare defence to his FIR, Robert Vadra has reacted saying, ‘Election season, increase in oil prices...so let’s divert real people’s issues with my decade old issue. What’s new?’
Calling it a 'decade-old issue', Robert Vadra has accused the Government of diverting attention from increasing oil prices and real people's issues.
Whereas, the FIR has stated that, ‘this land was given as bribe by m/s Onkareshwar Properties to Skylight Hospitality without any payment so that Skylight Hospitality's director Robert Vadra gets m/s Onkareshwar Properties a housing license in the village using his influence with the town and country planning minister’.
While talking to Republic TV, DCP, Manesar, Mr. Rajesh Kumar confirmed that the Haryana Police had received a complaint against the two individuals and two companies. As per Kumar, “It is a land scam complain” in which the allegations were pertaining to “benaami transactions and the allegation that there is an irregularity in issuing of licence”.
Kumar also said that the complainant alleged that Vadra had first purchased the plot of land and it was only later that the government had issued a license without proper procedure.
Confirming that the deal in question was the one that was eventually sold to DLF, Kumar said that the allegation is that “it’s a quid pro quo matter”.
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