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Here's What Surender Sharma, The Complainant Who Lodged An FIR Against Robert Vadra Said

Written By Anirudh Sunilkumar | Mumbai | Published:


  • Republic TV on Saturday has learnt that an FIR has been filed against Robert Vadra in a case pertaining to a Gurugram Land Deal
  • The FIR names Robert Vadra, Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, DLF Company Gurugram and Onkareshwar Properties Gurugram in an alleged Gurugram land case.

In a sensational development pertaining to the Robert Vadra case, Surender Sharma, a resident of Mewat, on Saturday, lodged an FIR against Vadra under the prevention of corruption act in the Khedki Daula Police station. 

"An FIR has been lodged with Khedki Daula Police station against Robert Vadra and former CM Haryana Bhupendra Singh Huda, two private firms have also been named in the FIR, " a police official said. 

Surender Sharma, who exclusively spoke to Republic TV detailed the deal stating that it had taken place in 2008 when the 3.5-acres of land registered under the name of Skylight Hospitalities when an invalid cheque of Rs 7.5 crore was written towards the sale. The same land was then sold to DLF for Rs 58 crore.

As per the FIR, Bhupendra Singh, former Chief Minister of Haryana has also been named. A section of the FIR states that the 3.5-acre land was given as a bribe by Onkareshwar properties to skylight properties without any payment so that Skylight Hospitality's director Robert Vadra gets Onkareshwar properties a housing license with his influence. 

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 relate to an allegedly fraudulent land transaction by Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited, owned by Robert Vadra.

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 favor of Robert Vadra's firm, Sky Light Hospitality Ltd. Continuing the alleged trend of skyrocketing clearances in this deal, the approval for development license 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 fewer 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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