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BJP MP Kirit Somaiya demands FIR against Robert Vadra in Bikaner land deal case

BJP MP Kirit Somaiya has sought registration of a criminal case against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, by the Rajasthan government in connection with an alleged land deal scam in the border town of Bikaner.

PTI [ Published on: June 25, 2016 19:03 IST ]
Kirit Somaiya demands FIR against Robert Vadra
Kirit Somaiya demands FIR against Robert Vadra

New Delhi: BJP MP Kirit Somaiya has sought registration of a criminal case against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, by the Rajasthan government in connection with an alleged land deal scam in the border town of Bikaner.

In a letter written to the Rajasthan Director General of Police, Somaiya has said that as Vadra was the "ultimate beneficiary" in the said deal, a criminal conspiracy FIR by police should be made against his companies and his agent.

The MP added that while the state government had "confiscated" the said land after the case came to light, the "issue of criminal conspiracy remains as it is".

The state police had earlier registered an FIR in the land deal, without naming Vadra, and has also filed multiple charge sheets against a number of accused involved in the case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also probing this land deal, in the Kolayat block of Bikaner, under charges of money laundering and has recently issues summons to a firm linked to Vadra in the case-- Ms Skylight Hospitality Private Limited.

The case is related to the purchase of 275 bigha land allegedly by the company in Bikaner. Vadra has denied any wrongdoing even as Congress party called the action "sheer political vendetta".

Rajasthan government had last year cancelled the mutation (transfer of land) of 374.44 hectares of land, after the land department claimed to have found that the allotments were made in the names of "illegal private persons".

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