Congress chief Ahmed Patel dies at 71 thanks to coronavirus relevant troubles

Senior Congress leader and a close confidante of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, died at 71 on Wednesday. His son, Faisal Patel took to social media to announce dying of his father.

Patel was admitted to clinic soon after getting analyzed favourable for Chinese coronavirus last month. Nevertheless, he designed complications and his organs begun failing. He passed absent at all-around 3:30 AM on Wednesday.

Key witness named Ahmed Patel in AgustaWestland scam

Rajiv Saxena, prime witness turned approver in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper rip-off, had lately named Ahmed Patel as one particular of the politicians who had allegedly obtained kickbacks in the chopper deal. Before his identify experienced cropped up in Sandesara/Sterling Biotech scam. He was also questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in July this calendar year for 26 several hours in more than 3 days in Rs 14,500 Sterling Biotech rip-off. He was asked 128 concerns in relationship with the cash laundering scenario against Gujarat primarily based Chetan Sandesara and Nitin Sandesara.

In March this calendar year, Revenue Tax section had issued him summons in excess of undeclared fund selection and charges by Congress to the tune of Rs 550 crore.

Patel was the Congress celebration treasurer and a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat considering that 1993. Prior to that he served three phrases as MP in the Lok Sabha. He also served as political secretary for Sonia Gandhi and was credited to currently being 1 of the best negotiators for Congress through the UPA federal government.