The Congress on Monday alleged that the BJP authorities was buying items and providers from “fugitives” who’ve fled the nation with public cash.
Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh, at a press convention, alleged that the BJP authorities was first aiding fugitives escape from the nation after which was shopping for items from their corporations. He cited the instance of Sandesara brothers of Sterling Biotech.
There have been no feedback from the federal government over the costs.
Vallabh alleged that these declared ‘fugitive financial offenders’, after they duped banks, ran away with public cash and have been stress-free in overseas areas, are actually promoting items and providers from these areas to the federal government.
He alleged that crude oil price Rs 5,701.83 crore was bought by oil PSUs from Sandesara group firm even after a particular courtroom in September 2020 declared Nitin Sandesara, Chetan Sandesara, his spouse Dipti and one Hiteshkumar Narendrabhai Patel as ‘fugitive financial offenders’ on the Enforcement Directorate’s request.
He mentioned the promoters of Baroda-based Sterling Biotech fled India simply earlier than the CBI and the ED registered instances in opposition to them in 2017 for allegedly siphoning off loans of presidency banks price Rs 15,000 crore.
The Congress chief alleged that from January 1, 2018 to Could 31, 2020, shipments price Rs 5,701.83 crore of OKWUIBOME Crude Oil have been obtained from Sterling Oil Exploration and Vitality Manufacturing Firm Ltd (SEEPCO), Nigeria by our oil PSUs.
SEEPCO has been producing OKWUIBOME Crude Oil And PSUs like Hindustan Petroleum Company Ltd (HPCL), Bharat Petroleum Company Ltd (BPCL) and Indian Oil Company Ltd (IOCL) have been actively buying oil from (SEEPCO) Nigeria, he mentioned.
Vallabh additionally alleged the current Pandora papers have revealed that Sandesara brothers shaped six offshore companies to extend oil commerce to India. All of those corporations have been shaped between November 2017 and April 2018, and none of them have been investigated by central companies just like the ED and the CBI.
“These factors clearly point out that the central authorities, PSBs and central companies just like the CBI and the ED haven’t solely been going smooth on the Sandesara brothers but additionally serving to them escape legislation and contributing to their wealth and fortunes by repeatedly indulging in enterprise with them,” he alleged.
“The Congress get together asks from the Modi authorities why there have been no makes an attempt to extradite the Sandesara brothers? Do banks and central companies deal with different mortgage defaulters and financial offenders in the identical method,” Vallabh requested.
He additionally questioned whether or not the Modi authorities even considers the Sandesara brothers as fugitive financial offenders, and why oil PSUs have been repeatedly participating in enterprise with the financial offenders.