31 Oct, 2019
To Whomsoever it may concern,
I do not owe any explanations to anyone however I am disappointed with the way "some" media channels have twisted the facts to make scandalous headlines. I am more disappointed at the way my wife's name is being dragged into this just for TRPs to soar.
I state the facts:
In 2011 I negotiated to sell a plot that I owned near the airport to RKW Developers whose director was Dheeraj Wadhawan. All my dealing and correspondence that time was with Dheeraj only. In 2013 I transferred my company Essential Hospitality that owned the plot to RKW Developers against full and final payment. No loans were taken in this company and it was completely debt free when we sold the same to RKW.
In march 2019 I was looking to make investments in the F&B sector. Ranjit Bindra approached me because he heard I was interested in this space with an offer to invest in his restaurant Bastian. I had been a regular patron at this popular restaurant and decided to invest into the same buying a 50% share stake along with management rights.
I was called in by the Enforcement Directorate to provide information on the above two deals for which I have done the same and will continue to do so if need be.
I have never had any dealings or know personally ANY underworld people and its upsetting to see such names attached with mine.
My lawyers will be writing to all Media houses that have carried incorrect information with takedown notices.
Thank you to my friends and well wishers who have always stood by me.