The Ministry of Finance is currently penetrating whether a controversial arms dealership purchased a benami or proxy-owned estate in London for Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in 2009. The questions in this matter was initiated after it was exposed that Robert Vadra and his executive assistant, Manoj Arora exchanged a number of emails with questionable defence dealership Sanjay Bhandari.
Enforcement firms that raided 18 premises owned by Sanjay Bhandari last month specified in its 2 preliminary reports that Robert Vadra and his executive assistant sent numerous emails discussing payments and restorations for the London home (12 Ellerton House, Bryanston Square) purchased for 19 lakh GBP (19 crores) in October 2009 and sold in June 2010, reported NDTV. Vadra and Arora sent out several emails to SumitChadda, a relative of Mr Bhandari s based in London foleyhomes.
Sanjay Bhandari was particularly questioned whether Robert Vadra was the recipient of the sale of the Bryanston Square property in London. He did not reject the exact same however prevented a direct response by specifying that he would be able to verify it by referring it to sale deed kept with his lawyer in London, one of the reports stated.