The links between Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra and shady arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari have earlier been discussed. It was reported that Dassault Aviation had refused to partner with Bhandari’s Offsets India Solutions due to his questionable background and proximity to Robert Vadra. Official classified documents were also found in Bhandari’s possession and he was charged with the Official Secrets Act.
It was also reported that Bhandari was seen with Vadra on multiple occasions in luxury hotels both in India and abroad. Bhandari was also connected to hawala operators who had also contributed significant sums of money to the Aam Aadmi Party. Bhandari has also been linked with property purchases of Vadra and was allegedly the beneficiary of several information leaks regarding high profile defence deals.
Now, reports have emerged that claim, Sanjay Bhandari, who allegedly had very high profile links in the political circles of Delhi which helped him to expand his business and acquire multiple assets, is now attempting to speak out and name the politicians who helped him, in exchange for a clean chit from the authorities. News portal BTVI.in has reported that Bhandari had sent an associate who attended the recent event where the last rites of senior Congress leader RK Dhawan were being performed. The associate informed some high ranking government officials that Sanjay Bhandari might be ready to talk.
Republic TV has reported that Bhandari has sent a message through the associate that he is under a lot of pressure and wants a quick response from the government. The associate who contacted the government on his behalf was reportedly an arms dealer himself and had previously managed to get a clean chit after he provided valuable information to the government. He is now reportedly trying to broker a similar deal for Bhandari.
BTVI report names the associate as arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie and states that he was arrested with his son Bhanu in London in 2014 under allegations of fraud in a Rolls Royce and Indian Air Force deal. However, both father and son were later released on bail when no solid evidence against them was found.
Republic TV states that the NDA government is yet to respond to Bhandari’s request, Bhandari is keen to reveal the names of the politically powerful people who helped him secure shady arms deals. Bhandari is reportedly currently living in London.