Vadra's London home probe: Sonia Gandhi alleges conspiracy

New Delhi: Challenging the Narendra Modi's government for launching an investigation into the alleged links of Robert Vadra with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, Sonia Gandhi today said "I have never witnessed any such thing before. He (Narendra Modi) is a Prime Minister not an  emperor." 

There have been allegations that Vadra purchased a benami (proxy owned) property in London. Agencies had raided the arms dealer last month and during these raids the name of Vadra allegedly unearthed.   

Sonia, who was on a two-day visit to Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, said, "The central government keeps on making false allegations daily. It seems to be a part of BJP's Congress-free agenda. Let them conduct a free and fair inquiry and the truth will come out. This is a conspiracy against Congress." 

A recent probe conducted by the income tax department into the transactions of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari has focused the spotlight on his alleged links with Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. 

According to the highly placed sources, papers seized by the IT department during raids last month on Bhandari's premises disclosed a trail of e-mails exchanged between Vadra and his assistant on the one hand and the arms dealer's aide Sumit Chadha on the other with regard to the purchase of the London house worth nearly Rs 19 crore in 2009. 

Earlier, Senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya demanded a detailed inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the alleged involvement of Robert Vadra in the 2009 purchase of a 'benami' or proxy-owned mansion in London. 

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