ED issues fresh summons to Robert Vadra-linked firm as Congress, BJP spar over Bikaner land scam case
Fresh ED summons were issued against Skylight Hospitality LLP, a private limited company allegedly previously linked to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, in connection with the land-grab cases in Bikaner.
New Delhi: Amid a bitter war of words between the Congress and the ruling BJP over alleged ''witch-hunt'' against Robert Vadra, the Enforcement Directorate on Friday issued fresh summons to a firm previously linked to Sonia Ganhi's son-in-law in connection with the Bikaner land scam case.
According to PTI, summons were issued against Skylight Hospitality LLP, a private limited company allegedly linked to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, in connection with the ongoing money laundering and land-grab cases in Bikaner.
Earlier this month, the Directorate had issued summons to Skylight Hospitality Limited asking the company to submit the documents related to the sale-purchase of the land in question.
The agency later learnt that on May 13, the private limited company had been converted into a limited liability partnership (LLP) firm.
However, the address remained the same. The ED, therefore, decided to issue fresh summons to the new entity.
Skylight Hospitality had bought 69.55 hectares of land in in Bikaner in January 2010.
Robert Vadra has categorically denied all allegations and accused BJP of taking political vendetta – a charge dismissed by the party.
The Rajasthan Police have registered 18 land-grab cases. In October 2014, based on the findings, the Rajasthan government issued orders for cancellation of the original allotments of the land involved. The ED has also launched money laundering investigations and recently conducted searches in the State.
The company has, in its statement to the media, said it had instituted civil suits for recovery and damages, adding: “Skylight Hospitality Private Limited or Robert Vadra are victims of the original wrongful allotments, fraud and consequent sale of said land to them in Kolayat.”