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.
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.
There was an email dated 4.04.2010 in which SumitChadda reported the progress of work of renovation and repair work to Robert Vadra and requested for reimbursement of expenditures, said the report. The report even more quotes Vadra replying to Chadda saying He would look into the issue and included that his secretary Manoj will be in touch.
Sanjay Bhandari, the owner of Offset India Solutions (OIS), is presently being examined for financial offenses connected to 35 believed shell business between 2009 and 2014. In 2014, Intelligence Bureau encouraged Defense Ministry not to sign any deal with Bhandari, however his company OIS won a deal to supply parts for 38 combat airplane that India is buying from Dassault Aviation.
Robert Vadra is under the lens of private investigators for his questionable land handle Haryana. The probe is under-way to learn whether Vadra used political influence to obtain special discount rates and other benefits. Vadra has been denying all the charges against him calling it political vendetta by ruling BJP.