When Narada News first published BJP MP Varun Gandhi’s leaked honey trap (sex scandal) photos, it created a big controversy as that news revealed his connections with the notorious arms dealer, Abhishek Verma. Further inquiries into the nefarious activities of Abhishek Verma have led us to more details regarding many other politicians having connections with him. The pictures and pieces of evidence which were sent to the Prime Minister’s office by C Edmond Allen, a New York-based attorney and businessman, have allegedly show that senior Congress leaders including Jagdish Tytler were also actively involved with him. Interestingly, it’s well-known that Abhishek Verma had been Tytler’s good friend till the former gave a witness statement against Tytler in ‘1984 Sikh Riots genocide case’ in 2015. The information we procured sheds some light on how he has built a lobbyist group in the corridors of defence.
The exclusive documents and pictures in the possession of naradanews.com hint at the involvement of Jagdish Tytler in Verma’s shady dealings. Abhishek Verma has been accused of honey trapping influential people to further his agenda. Narada News does not vouch for the authenticity of the documents and images but simply presents the material in possession for those who concerned to take appropriate actions, if necessary.
As per the source who revealed the information to Narada News, Abhishek Verma tried to form an ‘Indo-Russian Friendship Forum’ to initiate lobbying for the arms deal between India and Russia. The emails, allegedly sent by Verma and in possession of NaradaNews.com reveal the same. Jagdish Tytler was the proposed chairman of the forum from India whereas Ara Abramian, a Russian businessman was the proposed chairman for the Russian side.
According to the email communications by the arms dealer Abhishek Verma, Jagdish Tytler participated in a conference and party held at Verma’s farmhouse along with the high-level Russian delegates, including ‘Ara Abramian’. Ara Abramian is a UNESCO goodwill ambassador of Russia who is very close to the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. He visited India on 5th of February 2010, prior to the visit of Mr Sergei Sobyanin, then Russian deputy Prime Minister.
Ara Abramian reached Delhi with his team in a private jet according to the emails sent by Verma. Vadim Zinovyevich Rabinovich, a Ukranian businessman and politician accompanied Abramian along with two other people- Mr Golovko Viktor and Mr Primak Nikolay. Vadim Rabinovich is the current president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress and leader of the Center political party and was a presidential candidate in the elections of 2014. In 1995, The United States revoked his visa, reportedly due to his links with ‘criminal arms dealers’. He holds an Israeli citizenship also.
This team arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in an ‘Embraer 135LR private jet‘ at 7:30am on 3rd February of 2010. They were received by the Trans Aviation staff and were guided to the Aman Hotel (now Lodhi hotel) in specially arranged limos. They were provided with NSG security also. It says in the emails.
According to another set of documents sent by C Edmond Allen, this team stayed in Delhi for three days and met many politicians including Jagdish Tytler and Ahmed Patel. Russian deputy Prime minister Sergei Sobyanin visited India after one week of Abramian’s visit and met the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the diplomatic cooperation including culture, the defence industry, military technical cooperation, nuclear energy, science, pharmaceuticals and other areas.
Abhishek Verma sent an email to Ara Abramian, prior to Sobyanin’s visit, to propose the idea of “Indo-Russian Friendship Forum.” In the mail, he said that the deputy PM was to visit India to have a discussion on the joint ventures on defence equipment such as PAK FA aircraft. “Besides the talks on the aircraft, the military-technical team accompanying Mr Sobyanin will hold discussions on more new purchases of T-90 and also the upgrades for old T-90 tanks (with Swedish equipment), the final purchase price for naval version of MiG-29, repeat orders of Sukhoi-30 MKI and the multi-role transport aircraft project,” said his mail to Abramian. He further explained how to form a team of inter-country lobbyists to get involved in the arms deals. The name of Congress vice president appears in the email as well. Abhishek Verma wanted Rahul Gandhi’s name to be included in the guest list of the dinner hosted by the Russian ambassador for the then deputy prime minister of Russia.
Verma also claimed in the emails that Mr Putin, who visited India one month after the visit of Mr Sobyanin, also accepted his proposal and had decided to hire his group as their lobbyists for all their major defence, nuclear and power sector deals in India. Also, there is a mention of one “Mrs G” in the email conversation. The identity of the individual could not be verified but it seems from the content of the mail that he was addressing Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
However, doubts over Jagdish Tytler’s involvement have grown stronger as Allen has sent to the PMO photos of him participating in the above-mentioned meetings and many other parties organised by Abhishek Verma in hotels and his farmhouse. Tytler was a family friend of Abhishek Verma but later they parted ways.
A businessman who was very close to both of them told us that Verma had cheated a builder of Rs 4.5 crore. Verma had shown him the plan of a cricket stadium which he presented as the one he wanted to build. Verma convinced him that it is a dream project of the ‘Verma foundation’, a trust helmed by him and they wanted to build it near the Yamuna expressway. The builder paid him an amount of Rs 4.5 crores as Verma claimed that he could easily ‘make it white’ but it was never repaid. This builder was a friend of Tytler and Verma was introduced to him by Tytler. This incident resulted in a clash between Tytler and Verma.
Jagdish Tytler was an accused in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots, which occurred after the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi. He and his co-accused were later acquitted by the court as the CBI gave him a clean chit in 2007. But Abhishek Verma in 2015 accused that Tytler had told him in 2008 that he got a clean chit in the case after meeting the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In his statement, Verma said Tytler had told him that a hefty bribe was paid to a case witness, Surinder Singh Granthi and helped his son, Narinder Singh to settle in Canada to provide statements in support to Tytler. CBI started an enquiry against Tytler again after Verma’s statement.
Narada News is in possession of the CBI chargesheet stating that the ministry of defence under the UPA 2 received mails from C Edmond Allen which gives details about the involvement of Varun Gandhi, Jagdish Tytler and many other VIPs in Abhishek Verma’s businesses.