A real estate land deal in Haryana that connects Robert Vadra, son-in-law of former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has a new twist. The Union Bank of India has reportedly told Haryana Police SIT that documents connected to this deal were destroyed due to flood.
Earlier, SIT asked the bank to provide details regarding Skylight Hospitality and Skylight Hospitality. Robert Vadra was a director of both companies when the alleged scam happened. The SIT asked for the records in writing, and its reply of 20th May 2023, the Union Bank of India, has responded that the records of 2008 and 2012 were destroyed due to floods in the bank’s basement.
The Haryana Police SIT has now asked for an explanation from the bank that whether any other companies’ records were also destroyed. And the bank has reported this incident to which authorities?
What is Robert Vadra and Skylight Hospitality Case?
The current BJP government in Haryana complained in 2018 regarding a land deal in the state. The investigation of the same case was handed over to Haryana Police SIT. In the FIR, names of the former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Robert Vadra, DLF, Omkareshwar Property and Skylight Hospitality were also lodged.
The allegation is that Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality purchased land of 3.5 acres in Gurgaon’s Shikohpur from Omkareshwar Properties for Rs.7.5 crore in February 2008. Later Sklight acquired the commercial license, and the same land was sold to the DLF for 58 crore. After this deal, the Hooda government sold 350 acres of land at Vazirabad to DLF.
During the Lok Sabha Elections 2014, Bhartiya Janata Party raised this issue and targeted the Gandhi Family for ignoring the wrongdoings of Robert Vadra.
Now that Union Bank of India is claiming that all the documents regarding the said deal have been flooded, it will be interesting to see how SIT continues its investigation and arrives at a conclusion.