Satyanand Yajee, the son of a freedom fighter who also runs an official body for freedom fighters, gave Vadra his first break when his company, Onkareshwar Properties, accepted a cheque worth Rs 7.95 crore for 3.5 acres in Shikohpur near Manesar, Haryana.
The company did not encash the cheque, and the land was later sold to DLF for Rs 58 crore.
But for Onkareshwar Properties, the entry into the high-stakes Gurgaon real-estate business has become a bit too expensive and controversial.
From official records it appears that Yajee started the company with the specific purpose of facilitating the Vadra deal.
Yajee's father, Sheel Bhadra Yajee, an Indian National Army (INA) veteran and founder of the All India Freedom Fighters Organisation, is said to have been close to Chaudhry Ranbir Singh, the father of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Onkareshwar Properties now has a networth of over Rs 136 crore.