New Delhi: After the charges made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirit Somaiya claiming that the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had connection with the owner of Emaar-MGF company, Kanishka Singh, Enforcement Directorate has now decided to probe Rahul Gandhi’s transactions with the above mentioned company.
Rahul had earlier denied any such allegations of him having any property in association with the Emaar-MGF, but he accepted in Parliament that he did own a shop in one of the company’s projects.
Congress has been accused of being involved in the scam related to the AgustaWestland chopper deal. After the judgement by the Italian court, there has been an uproar regarding the VVIP chopper scam. BJP has asked for a thorough probe whereas Congress has challenged BJP to come out with revelations, if any.
Related to the same, ED will now be probing Rahul’s transactions with the Emaar-MGF company. ED has also summoned Shravan Gupta, owner of Emaar-MGF, asking him to appear for questioning in the next three days.
ED will be asking few pointed questions to Rahul Gandhi related to the allotment of the shops and the mode of payment. Also, when did Rahul Gandhi sold the shops and exited the deal.
ED will also seize the original file relating to the sale and purchase of the property right from its inception.
First Published | 4 May 2016 2:12 PM