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Sons of senior Congress leaders in trouble?

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The month of November is likely to be crucial for two heads of Congress in Rajasthan – chief minister who heads the government and Govind Singh Dotasara who is organisation chief.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) as summoned sons of both the seniors leaders for investigation. While Dotasara's two sons have been called on November 7 and 8, Gehlot's son has been summoned on November 16.
Dotasara's sons – Abhilash Dotasara will be investigated on November 7 while Avinash will be asked on November 8. The agency may investigate both of them together on November 9. Avinash Dotasara is a Rajasthan Accounts Services Officer while Abhilash Dotasara is an engineering graduate and a political consultant as per his X bio.

According to sources, ED has incriminating evidences against Dotasara's sons in paper leak case where question papers of teachers' recruitment test were sold at Rs 8-10 lakh per student. The ACB has already raided residences and offices of Dotasara and his sons. It has arrested RPSC member Babulal Katara, middleman Sher Singh Meena and Bhupendra Saharan in this case.

Earlier ED had summoned Ashok Gehlot's son to in an old case related to Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

The summons to Vaibhav were issued in connection with the agency's action in August this year in connection with a FEMA case involving Triton Hotels and Resorts Pvt. Ltd., Vardha Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. and its Directors, Promoters Shiv Shankar Sharma, Ratan Kant Sharma and others.

The ED, in September this year, said that it had carried out searches from August 29 to 31 at various locations in Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and Delhi in connection with the case.It had also said that during the search operations, unaccounted cash of Rs 1.27 crore, various incriminating documents including digital evidences, hard disks, mobiles etc. were seized which reveal large scale transactions done by the group out of books of account.

Unaccounted cash receipts have been invested in development of Hotels.The ED had registered a case on the basis of credible information wherein Triton Hotels and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. received FDI from Mauritius-based Shivnar Holdings Ltd at a huge premium which was revised several times violating FEMA provisions.It said that information further revealed that Triton Group has been involved in “Hawala transactions” having “cross border implications”.

The sources said that Vaibhav question was necessitated after Ratan Kant Sharma's alleged links with him. Ratan Kant Sharma has been a business partner of Vaibhav in a car rental company in the past.

What Vaibhav Gehlot Says

Vaibhav Gehlot said that he has no connection with Triton group except taxi service.

After receiving the summon from ED, Vaibhav Gehlot said that the case is 12 years old and he had given all the documents related to that. “They got nothing that time. Now with round the corner, they have again raised the issue,” he said. ​As far as his connection with Triton Group, which runs Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur is concerned, he said that his relation is limited to providing taxi service. “I am not a partner in any of their companies. I had never been partner or director in Triton . I have no idea about their companies' foreign transactions. I have no offshore business and no foreign asset,” he said .

Legal advisor to Triton Hotels

Vaibhav Gehlot is legal advisor to Triton Hotels and has business links with Ratan Kant Sharma, director of Triton Hotels. The BJP has questioned business relationship of Vaibhav Gehlot and Ratan Kant Sharma 10 years ago also. Vaibhav Gehlot said that Ratan Kant Sharma had been shareholder of his car rental company – Sunlight Car Rental Services Private Limited for some time. “I have never had any business relationship with any other people named in the case. As per the complaint with ED, Ratan Kant Sharma had been director in Vaibhav Gehlot's car rental company.

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