Ahmed Patel who is the close aide of Sonia Gandhi faced massive set back after the CBI named his son in law Irfan in bribery and corruption case.
The CBI filed an FIR against Ahmad Patel’s son in law Irfan Siddiqui of bribing income tax officers and covering up the raids and huge money trail data seized from Sterling BioTech and Sandesara Group of companies in 2011. The FIR names the income tax officers Sunil Kumar Ojha IRS, Dr. Subhash Chandra IRS, Manas Shankar Ray IRS and Sterling Biotech Limited from Vadodara under Prevention of Corruption Act for accepting bribe from Ahmed Patel’s son in law.
The Vadodara based company Sterling BioTech and Sanderesa groups which belongs to Nitin and Chetan Sanderesa are believed to be close aides of Ahmaed Patel and Sonia Gandhi.
The CBI report shows that on June 28, 2011, the Income Tax department had conducted raids on Sterling Biotech and Sanderesa group of companies where they found huge amount of black money, money trails related to company, tax evasion records and dairies with a list of politicians, bureaucrats, top police officers who were bribed. The agency had recovered around 100 rubber stamps of different companies with same address, fixed deposit receipts of Rs 1.8 crore and “incriminating documents” related to money transactions. But the case was completely goofed up and buried without taking any action.
In one of the dairies, the CBI claimed that the names of income tax officers Sunil Kumar Ojha IRS, Dr. Subhash Chandra IRS, Manas Shankar Ray IRS was mentioned to have taken huge payoffs to close the case.
According to CBI reports, on the day of the raid, the Income Tax officers had received message from top level to back off from the Sterling biotech and Sanderesa company. The Dairy recovered by CBI showed that the Ahmed Patel’s son in law paid Rs 1 crore to one of the income tax officer Dr. Subhash Chandra. The Dairy also mentioned an entry of cash deposit of Rs 75,00,000 to Subash Chandra on 25.02.2011 in addition to Rs 1 crore given by Ifran Siddiqui. A sum of 30,00,000 was given to Subash Chandra and another person Mr. Shokeen (Shokeen Properties P Ltd) by by Mr. Gagan Dhawan says the FIR.
The ED which is now investigating the money trail suspects that Sandesaras to be controlling more than 151 entities including seven subsidiaries outside India, of which three are in Mauritius, one in Nigeria and three in British Virginia Islands.
“According to available information it is suspected that Shri Chetan Sandesara and Nitin Sandesara are suppressing income, inflating expenses of their companies in India and routing such unaccounted amounts through various bogus / paper entities,” the ED statement said.
The TOI reported that ED are probing the funds routed from the Gulf through a film entertainment company located in Mumbai, owned by a famous film star. ED officials said that most of the company’s loans that have been termed as NPAs are lent by state-run banks like State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank and UCO Bank, among others.
The ED officials said there is gross violation of rules and massive corruption in both companies Sterling Biotech and Sanderasa and the case will be investigated completely.
It is time the names of Congress giants will be out soon!