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Priyanka Gandhi is the national general secretary of Congress.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s name has appeared for the first time in the charge sheet of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The investigating agency has included Priyanka’s name in the charge sheet under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
According to news agency ANI, Priyanka bought 5 acres of agricultural land in Faridabad, Haryana in 2006. Priyanka bought this land from Delhi real estate agent HL Pahwa. This land was sold to Pahwa in February 2010.
According to ED, this land was purchased from Pahwa in Amipur village of Faridabad. Priyanka’s husband Robert Vadra also bought three pieces of 40.08 acres of land in Amipur village from the same agent in 2005-2006 and sold it to the agent in December 2010.
Why was Priyanka’s case included in the charge sheet?
Agent Pahwa is the same person who had also sold the land to NRI businessman CC Thampi. A major case also involves fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, who is being investigated by multiple agencies for money-laundering, violation of foreign exchange and black money laws and Official Secrets Act.
Bhandari had fled from India to Britain in 2016. Thampi, along with British national Sumit Chadha, is accused of helping Bhandari hide the proceeds of crime. ED had earlier also included Robert Vadra’s name in the charge sheet. Robert was accused of being close to Thampi.
Thampi had told- I and Robert Vadra are close friends
An investigation is underway against Thampi and his Indian associates under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). It was also found that Thampi purchased about 486 acres of land in Amipur, Faridabad from Pahwa between 2005 and 2008.
It has also been said in the charge sheet that on November 1, 2007, Blue Breeze Trading Company Pvt. was established in the name of Indian businessman Robert Vadra. Ltd. Was registered, which later changed to Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Despite this, the email id always remained firstname.lastname@example.org.
ED also said in the charge sheet that there was a deep friendship between Thampi and Robert Vadra. This was not just personal, but also their common business. Thampi was arrested in 2020. He had told ED that I have known Robert Vadra for more than 10 years. We have met several times during Vadra’s visit to UAE and in Delhi.
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