Nafed tie up loss has begun to rob the peace within the family of former chairman Ajit Singh. Ranjit Singh who happens to be the brother of Ajit Singh and is also the vice Chairman of Indian tourism cooperative has charged Ajit Singh’s son Vishal Singh of threatening him with dire consequences on phone.
Ranjit has got a police complaint registered with Safderjung Enclave police station against Vishal Singh. In the complaint he has accused Vishal of threatening him to take his life. My mother is member of Parliament and you do not know my clout, Vishal has said to have said Ranjit.
Talking to Indian cooperative.com, Ranjit said that it was on phone that Vishal threatened him.Vishal happens to be on board of Nafed and is also vice Chairman of NCCF.
According to sources among the 31 persons against whom Central Registrar issued show cause notices in Nafed corruption cases, Vishal Singh,his mother,who is member of parliament and Ajit Singh’s mother-all figured.
In their petition given to Central Registrar Vishal and his mother wrote that the name of old lady and mother of Ajit Singh be withdrawn.
Talking to Indiancooperative.com Vishal Singh,Vice Chairman said that he has not threatened Ranjit Singh his uncle as he has not even met him for many months. He admitted that he had indeed informed him about their (Vishal and his mother’s ) petition to Central Registrar where in they wanted Ajit Singh’s mother to be kept away from the probe.
Referring to his uncle’s charges, Vishal told Indian cooperative that he(Ranjit Singh) is free to do what ever he wants. I am not scared of police cases as I have hardly done any thing wrong. Police can verify my call detail, added Vishal.
If the govt believes that my father made Rs 1600 crores in the Nafed tie up loss, it is free to enquire. I have a hotel gifted by my grand father and a few flats acquired by legal means. How can we give Rs 1600 crores to government, lamented an anguished Vishal. I will certainly defend my father till end, he added.
Meanwhile, Indian cooperative has come to know that probe in the tie up loss has gathered momentum with those charged with corruption giving their replies to the Central Registrar.
A situation of impasse at Nafed is likely to be broken soon with govt increasing its stake to 51 per cent and divesting Board’s power. Sanjiv Chopra, the government appointed Managing Director is likely to emerge all powerful.