Gurinder Singh Dhillon, spiritual head of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas.
Gurinder Singh Dhillon, spiritual head of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas.

'Gurinder Singh Dhillon used funds from Ranbaxy stake sale to buy real estate'

  • Malvinder Singh alleges that part of the proceeds from Ranbaxy stake sale were used by the head of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas to buy real estate
  • RHC Holdings, the holding company controlled by Singh brothers, made loans worth 5,482 crore to Dhillon's family

New Delhi: Businessman Malvinder Singh has alleged that part of the proceeds from the stake sale in Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd was used by Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the spiritual head of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, to buy real estate.

RHC Holding Pvt. Ltd, the holding company controlled by brothers Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, made loans worth 5,482 crore to Dhillon’s family members, their associates or entities controlled by them, and a majority of these was used to purchase bungalows, farmhouses and buildings, according to the complaint filed by Malvinder Singh with the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police in February.

Malvinder Singh, who along with brother Shivinder Singh are the eastwhile promoters of Fortis Healthcare Ltd.
Malvinder Singh, who along with brother Shivinder Singh are the eastwhile promoters of Fortis Healthcare Ltd. (Bloomberg)

Dhillon invested in commercial properties, including a prime 260,000 sq. ft land in Delhi (near the Select Citywalk mall), 80,000 sq.ft of property in Ahmedabad, 500,000 sq.ft of land in Noida, three farmhouses in Asola and 20 acres of land in Gurgaon, Malvinder Singh alleged.

Malvinder Singh and his brother Shivinder Singh have been accused of financial mismanagement by law firm Luthra and Luthra, which had investigated Fortis Healthcare Ltd’s books.

Subsidiaries of RHC Holding had lent funds to Prius Real Estate Pvt. Ltd, previously owned by Dhillon’s wife, Shabnam Dhillon, and his close associate Yuvraj Narain Gorwaney, two people familiar with the developments said. The same entity was later owned by Dhillon’s confidants—Rajveer Singh and Gurpreet Sodhi. However, the entity has now moved to two trusts, Jamuntree and Grace Trust.

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“When the money went from RHC to Prius Real Estate, it was owned and controlled by the Dhillon family and these decisions were directly taken by Sunil Godhwani as he was running RHC," one of the two people close to Malvinder Singh and his brother said on condition of anonymity.

Emails sent to Dhillon and Godhwani did not elicit a response till press time.

In his complaint, Malvinder Singh shared emails showing that the brothers had given financial advances to Dhillon, his entities and family. 

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