For the first time, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) named Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi in the charge sheet of the financial fraud case. Priyanka’s husband Robert Bhadra is also named in the ED charge sheet. This information is known in the reports of Indian media NDTV and Hindustan Times.
The main allegation against Priyanka Gandhi is that she illegally bought a lot of land in Haryana through a real estate company in Delhi. At the same time, Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Bhadra are also related to expatriate businessman CC Thampi, accused in multiple fraud cases. The ED claimed in the chargesheet that business interests were involved in this relationship.
Priyanka is shown as an accused in that charge sheet. Robert Bhadra is also one of the accused in that case. Robert’s name, however, has been involved in this case before. Manoj Arora, a Delhi businessman close to Robert, is one of the accused in the case. The ED has alleged that the son-in-law of the Gandhi family has a close relationship with the notorious arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. But Priyanka’s name has been added to this charge sheet for the first time.
A case has been registered against Sanjay Bhandari for violation of Money Laundering, Foreign Exchange and Black Money Act and Official Secrets Act. Sanjay fled India in 2016 to escape from the investigation agency. Currently he is living in UK. And CC Thampi is accused of helping Sanjay Bhandari hide black money along with British national Sumit Chadha.
Meanwhile, no response was received from Priyanka Gandhi’s side regarding the inclusion of her name in the ED charge sheet. However, a Congress leader alleged that central agencies are being used purposefully against the opposition.