Things just seem to be getting worse for Robert Vadra. The Rajasthan government has reportedly cancelled the mutation of 360 hectares of land that his firm Skylight Hospitality had purchased in 2010 in Bikaner.
Vadra’s firm had reportedly purchased the land from fake sellers and as a result the mutation of the land stands cancelled and seized by the Rajasthan government, an Indian Express report said.
The local administration had ordered the investigation of land deals involving 16 residents and said it would issue cancellation of orders if the mutations were found to be fake, the report said.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Vadra’s company had sold off portions of the 360 hectares after it was accused of being aided by the Congress government in the state in 2010. Other business groups had also purchased the land in the area that had been seized by the Rajasthan government.
Soon after Vadra began his land buying spree, the Central government announced plans to promote solar-energy production, a land-intensive project for which Rajasthan was well-suited, turning his investments into hot property.
The value of his investments rocketed when those setting up solar power projects began chasing his property due to its proximity to the grid into which the power was to be fed.
Vadra has not only reportedly fast-tracked the process of winding down his businesses in both Rajasthan and Haryana but is also on a land selling spree in the two states, fearing stringent action and monitoring by the BJP government in both the states.
The Comptroller and Auditor General has also faulted Robert Vadra’s land deals in Haryana too, saying he reaped nearly Rs 44 crore in windfall gains because an indulgent Congress government allowed him to do so in breach of law, and did not insist on recovering Rs 41.51 crore of the profit he made by selling land to DLF Universal.
This year also didn’t begin too well for the Congress party president’s son-in-law with the Income Tax department reportedly sending his firm, Skylight Hospitality, a notice seeking an explanation about the company’s financial deals with DLF.
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