After interrogating Robert Vadra for two days in Jaipur in connection with the Bikaner land scam, the ED attached his Sukhdev Vihar house besides other assets worth over Rs 4.62 crore which is under name of his company Sky Light Hospitality Pvt Ltd.
According to the ED, he purchased a large tract of land for just a small sum of Rs 72 lakh and sold it to Allegeny Finlease for Rs 5.15 crore later. He has been interrogated twice earlier in Delhi in a separate case of money laundering and alleged benami properties acquired by him in Dubai and London.
The ED investigation revealed that the central government had acquired land in as many as 34 villages in Bikaner district for the purpose of establishing the Mahajan Field Firing Range. Fraudster Jai Prakash Bagrwa and others, in collusion with state government officials, got 1,422 bigha of government land illegally allotted to fictitious persons in the guise of a scheme of the state government meant for people displaced due to establishment of MFFR and illegally sold 1,372 bigha out of this land to various persons/companies. After the fraud was detected, the land was transferred back as government land in revenue records by the Rajasthan government. Rajasthan Police had earlier registered 18 FIRs in this case and filed chargesheets against Jai Prakash Bagrwa and 10 others in August 2015 and March 2017. The ED later registered a case under PMLA in September 2015.