Congress writes to ED, CBI to probe Bhandari’s link to BJP leader Siddharth Nath

| Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 09:35
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Probe Bhandari’s link to BJP leader: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday wrote to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the alleged link between Delhi-based defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh.

The Finance Ministry has been reportedly probing whether Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is involved in purchase of a 'benami' or proxy-owned mansion in London in 2009.  

Documents with media houses clearly show that in addition to being in touch with Vadra, Bhandari was also in contact with senior BJP and Congress leaders. Bhandari’s call records suggest he was in constant touch with Nath with over 450 calls in a short time.

After news report surfaced linking him to a benami property in London, Vadra, through his legal team denied all allegations. BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, not convinced with Vadra’s statement, demanded a multi-agency investigation into the report that alleges links between arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and Robert Vadra.

Bhandari was the target of raids by enforcement agencies last month when 18 properties owned by him were searched. News reports claim that during the raids, officials stumbled upon emails linking Vadra to a property allegedly purchased by the arms dealer. The Congress has subtly distanced itself, saying the issue concerns a private individual Robert Vadra.

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