CBI probe into Bikaner land scam: Vadra calls it 'attempt of malicious prosecution'
A day after Rajasthan government wrote to the CBI for a probe into alleged land scams in Bikaner involving Robert Vadra, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law on Wednesday called it an 'attempt of malicious prosecution'.
Vadra, in a Facebook post, asked if the Rajasthan government has lost faith in its police and investigation.
"Another attempt of malicious prosecution exposed. First, Rajasthan police filed a FIR on 26 August 2014. In 3 years, they filed the chargesheets, summoned documents, as also company officials, yet found not an iota of evidence. Neither the FIR nor the chargesheets accuse the companies associated with me in any manner whatsoever," he wrote.
Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot had on Tuesday said that the BJP has been misusing the CBI, the ED and other agencies for political gains.
The state government had on December 31, 2014 cancelled 18 mutations (transfer of ownership) in Bikaner after allegedly finding them to be illegal. It was alleged that Vadra's company also purchased chunks of land. The land was illegally allotted or possessed in 2006-07 by some villagers, who were allegedly "wrongfully" shown as farmers, said a PTI report.
Vadra further wrote that the government "unleashed the Enforcement Directorate to harass and hound".
"Enforcement Directorate has conducted raids, seized documents and harassed in every possible manner. As they fail, they make one more sinister attempt to rope in the CBI. Has the Rajasthan government lost faith in its own police and investigation ?! Please hound, prosecute and harass as much as you want, such lies will never undermine the truth," he added.
According to reports, Vadra's firms were allegedly involved in the purchase and sale of 275 bighas of land in Rajasthan's Bikaner and there are four FIRs against them.