Arms dealer accepts exchanging emails with Robert Vadra, assistant

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Arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, whose 18 premises were raided by the Income Tax Department this year, has accepted that the email recovered from his computer belonged to a series of messages exchanged between him, Robert Vadra, and Vadra’s assistant Manoj Arora.

Bhandari confessed a batch of emails were exchanged on finalising interiors for a London flat. One of the emails was sent by Vadra on 4 April 2010 from his own email ID.

An attachment also showed the cost of renovation was estimated by Sumit Chadda, Bhandari’s London-based relative, to be GBP 35,000, according to reports.

It may be noted that several of the emails are titled as BS, as the property in question is located in Bryanston Square.

The I-T probe wing sent seven requests to the British Virgin Islands, UK and Dubai to get details of Bhandari’s property deals on May 5. Replies are awaited.

However, no preliminary report has been prepared on the Bhandari case. A correct picture would emerge once replies to the queries are received.

Meanwhile, the Congress and BJP are in a war of words following allegations of links between Vadra with the arms dealer.

Leading the attack on the BJP, the Congress chief alleged that the government was conspiring against her family members. Daring the government to probe charges against Vadra, she said, “The truth will prevail.”

Earlier, she accused the Centre of spending crores of rupees in celebrating its two years in power, particularly the five-hour India Gate fete.

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