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Used Google Maps to identify plots in Bikaner: Vadra to ED | India News

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NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that he used Google map to identify properties for purchase after one of his associates from Bikaner, Mahesh Nagar, brought land registry papers to him.

Mahesh Nagar is brother of Congress MLA from Haryana’s Lalit Nagar, and was the authorised representative of Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd. Vadra had allegedly purchased four land parcels through Nagar and later sold them off at huge margins to Allegeny Finlease Pvt Ltd.

Based on Nagar’s statements, Vadra has been questioned multiple times by the investigating officers of the ED’s Jaipur zone. Sources said, Vadra has been evasive on the source of funds used to purchase these land parcels which were meant for rehabilitation of displaced persons of the Mahajan Field Firing Range.

After two days of questioning in Jaipur earlier this year in connection with the Bikaner land scam, the ED on February 15 had attached Vadra’s Sukhdev Vihar house besides other assets worth over Rs 4.62 crore.

ED in its attachment order claimed Sky Light Hospitality purchased 275 bigha (69.55 hectare) fraudulently for Rs 72 lakh and sold it for Rs 5.15 crore to Allegeny Finlease (P) Ltd and illegally generated profit of Rs 4.43 crore. The attachment order had also accused four others of generating profit of Rs 18.59. Both Vadra and his mother are directors in the Sky Light Hospitality Pvt Ltd and accused in the case.

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