Coming as fresh trouble for Robert Vadra, Republic TV on Saturday has learnt that an FIR has been filed against Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law in a case pertaining to a Gurugram Land Deal case. The complainant, Surender Sharma, is a resident of Mewat in Haryana and has came on record to confirm that the case pertains to a 3.5 acre plot of land procured by Robert Vadra in 2008 in Shikhopur.
The FIR names Robert Vadra, Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, DLF Company Gurugram and Onkareshwar Properties Gurugram in an alleged Gurugram land 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.
The FIR also states 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’.
DCP, Manesar, Mr. Rajesh Kumar came on record with Republic TV and 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”.
Being asked on the future course of action and whether Vadra will be called for questioning, Kumar said that “ it’s early to say to whom we will call for questioning. We have just filed the FIR. If we need to call anybody then definitely we call.”
On February 12, 2008, Robert Vadra had bought 3.5 acres of land in Shikohpur Village in Manesar, Haryana for Rs 7.5 crore.The very next day, the plot was then allegedly mutated in favour of Robert Vadra's firm, Sky Light Hospitality Ltd. Continuing the alleged trend of skyrocketing clearances in this deal, the approval for development licence was sought on March 10, 2008, and the then Chief Minister Hooda’s approval for the same in a matter of weeks. While on March 28, 2008 the then Haryana government allegedly issued a letter of intent to Vadra’s company for this plot of land, thereby allegedly clearing his firm’s application for change of land use.
On June 03, 2008, Vadra and DLF allegedly entered into an agreement for the sale of this land for Rs 58 crore. Should this be true, it would mean that Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law bought a piece of land for Rs. 7.5 crores and in a matter of less than four months managed to sell that plot, post clearances and record government approvals, for almost 8 times the cost price.
By July 25, 2012 DLF transferred Rs 58 crore to Vadra's company for the Shikohpur land. Consequently, on September 18, Assistant Consolidation Officer, Gurgaon, registered the sale deed of this property and on September 20, a mutation is sanctioned for the said property, giving effect and legitimacy to the sale deed of the plot of land which was sanctioned two days prior.
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