Press Esc to close
Saturday 29 April 2017
News updated at 4:51 PM IST

Kingpin, who sold land to Vadra in Rajasthan, held

JAIPUR: July 21, 2015, DHNS: 23:31 IST
Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and Rahul Gandhi. PTI file photo
In a major crackdown, the Bikaner police arrested six people, including the kingpin of the controversial land deals connected to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

Jay Prakash Bangarwa has been accused of preparing fake mutation documents to procure 360 hectares of land from Bikaner district administration. It was later sold to private companies, including those related to Vadra. However, the land was initially meant for the people who were displaced during expansion of Mahajan Field Firing Range in Bikaner.

“We have arrested Jay Prakash from his residence. Initial investigations reveal that fake documents were prepared with the help of some revenue officials at Bangarwa’s residence. Jay Prakash was the chairman of Lunkaransar agriculture mandi at that time,” said a senior police officer.

A case under IPC sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120(B) have already been registered against Bangarwa, he added.

In January, the Bikaner district administration had cancelled 18 fake mutations of 360 hectares of agricultural land located in Goyalri, Gajner, Indo Ka Bala and Mand villages near Kolayat town.

Several companies related to Vadra which includes Skylight Hospitality, Blue Bridge Trading Pvt Ltd, Real Earth Estates Pvt Ltd and North India IT Park Pvt Ltd purchased a major chunk from this land.

No official documents have been released to establish that Vadra's company had purchased the same land. But BJP MP from Bikaner, Arjun Ram Meghwal had been claiming that 40 per cent of the cancelled land was earlier purchased by Vadra.

After cancellation of fake mutations, a total of 13 FIRs were lodged by revenue officials in Gajner and Kolayat police stations. Police investigation revealed that 360 hectares of land was allotted to 16 farmers, who posed themselves as rehabilitators of Mahajan Field Firing Range. Later this land was sold to private companies.

Arrest of Jay Prakash holds immense importance for state and national BJP to counter the Congress on issues like Land Bill, Vyapam scam, ownership of Dholpur Palace and controversial link of BJP leaders with former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

The state Congress has been claiming that anyone can purchase land in any part of the country and there is nothing illegal about the land deals.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A lion beats the heat by relaxing under a tree at Dr Shivaram Karnath Biological Park...

A lion beats the heat by relaxing under a tree at Dr Shivaram Karnath Biological Park...

A fan performs 'Abhiske' of a poster of 'Bahubali 2: The Conclusion' at a cinema hall...

A fan performs 'Abhiske' of a poster of 'Bahubali 2: The Conclusion' at a cinema hall...

Salesperson attends to customer, inside a jewellery showroom during Akshaya Tritiya, a major...

Salesperson attends to customer, inside a jewellery showroom during Akshaya Tritiya, a major...

BCCI COA member Vinod Rai and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar release author Devendra...

BCCI COA member Vinod Rai and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar release author Devendra...

Activists of Congress party hold placards and raise slogans during a protest against state...

Activists of Congress party hold placards and raise slogans during a protest against state...

Kempegowda International Airport customs seized Gold Biscuits...

Kempegowda International Airport customs seized Gold Biscuits...

Fireworks at Golden temple on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of the second Guru...

Fireworks at Golden temple on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of the second Guru...

Bollywood actor Akshay Khanna during the cremation of his father veteran actor Vinod Khanna...

Bollywood actor Akshay Khanna during the cremation of his father veteran actor Vinod Khanna...

A tiger enjoys water bath on a hot summer afternoon at Surat Zoo...

A tiger enjoys water bath on a hot summer afternoon at Surat Zoo...

Senior Wildlife Veterinarian Sharvan Singh Rathore plays with a Lion Cub ‘Kailash’...

Senior Wildlife Veterinarian Sharvan Singh Rathore plays with a Lion Cub ‘Kailash’...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.