The income tax department (I-T) officers on Monday recorded the statement of Congress’ chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in connection with a benami (unnamed) properties case.
News agency IANS mentioned an Income Tax department source as saying: “An I-T team is at Vadra’s residence to record his statement in the benami properties matter.”
Robert Vadra, the husband of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, was summoned earlier but he could not join the investigation because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Notably, besides the I-T department, the Enforcement Department is probing Vadra under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) pertaining to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth £1.9 million.
It is alleged that the said property is owned by Robert Vadra. He is presently out on anticipatory bail.
Multiple probe agencies said that the Vadra-owned Skylight Hospitality had purchased 69.55 hectares of land for Rs 72 lakh and then sold it to Allegeny Finlease for Rs 5.15 crore, earning a profit of Rs 4.43 crore. Rajasthan Police had filed a case of forgery in the allotment of land in the area.