Adani Group Responds to Shocking Allegations of Conspiracy and Corruption by Supreme Court Lawyer
In his complaint, Mr. Dehadrai alleged "the commission of an elaborate criminal conspiracy" involving Hon'ble MP Ms. Mahua Moitra and Mr. Darshan Hiranandani, CEO of the Hiranandani Group
Surat : The Adani Group has issued a media statement in response to a grave development that has sent shockwaves throughout the corporate and political landscape of India. On Sunday, October 15, 2023, Mr. Jai Anant Dehadrai, a Supreme Court lawyer, filed a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the form of a sworn affidavit.
In his complaint, Mr. Dehadrai alleged “the commission of an elaborate criminal conspiracy” involving Hon’ble MP Ms. Mahua Moitra and Mr. Darshan Hiranandani, CEO of the Hiranandani Group. The conspiracy is said to have specifically targeted Mr. Gautam Adani and his group of companies through parliamentary questions. It was further asserted that Ms. Moitra received bribes and undue favors from Mr. Hiranandani as part of a quid pro quo arrangement.
This development has sent shockwaves through the political arena, as another Hon’ble MP has reportedly forwarded the complaint to the Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha, urging that Ms. Moitra be suspended and probed for corruption. The complaint has rapidly gained public attention and has been extensively covered by the media.
The Adani Group’s statement corroborates the allegations made in the complaint and reaffirms their earlier claims from October 9, 2023. The Adani Group had previously issued a statement, accusing some foreign entities, supported by certain sections of the foreign media, short-sellers, and domestic collaborators, of orchestrating a series of attacks aimed at tarnishing the reputation and market standing of the group. According to the Adani Group, these attacks were part of a well-planned strategy executed by a professional machinery operating both in India and abroad.
Earlier statement also highlighted a tactic employed by these entities, which included the release of media reports strategically timed to coincide with important court hearings in India. In a prime example of this, the Financial Times published a story containing what the Adani Group describes as baseless allegations against the conglomerate on October 12, 2023, just one day before a crucial hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court related to the Adani Group.
The group’s most recent statement underlines its commitment to safeguarding the interests of all its stakeholders, including shareholders. The Adani Group faces significant challenges as it grapples with these serious allegations of conspiracy and corruption while continuing to navigate an already complex and highly competitive business environment.