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Robert Vadra Appears Before ED For Third Time In Money Laundering Case Probe

Robert Vadra Appears Before ED For Third Time In Money Laundering Case Probe

Robert Vadra, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Brother-in- law and Priyanka Gandhi’s husband appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a Saturday. This was the third time that he was to be present before the ED in connection with a probe in allegations of money laundering for the purchase of assets in the foreign countries.

He reached the central probe agency’s office at Jamnagar House in Central Delhi at about 10:45 in his private vehicle. As per the officials it was required by the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case that Vadra should answer some more questions in connection with the case and hence was asked again to appear on Saturday after two sessions of questioning on February 6 and 7.

The questioned for him 5and a half hour the first time and the 2nd time he was questioned for 9 hours.  It is understood that the last time Vadra was “confronted with” documents that the agency had obtained or seized as part of its probe in the case, including those linked to absconding defense dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

He however is cooperating in the questioning and has shared documents with the IO of the case and has assured that he will share some more papers and documents as he gets them.

He had purchased a property in London located at the 12, Bryanston Square and the worth of the property is 1.9 million GBP (British Pounds), and he allegedly owns this. Apart from this he has few more properties in London, which includes two houses, the worth of one house is 5 million GBP and the other is of 4 million GBP, six more flats and few more properties. However he denies the allegations of assessing illegal properties overseas. He has put the matter as being ‘hounded and harassed’ to serve the political ends.

His statements are being recorded under Section 50 (powers of authorities regarding summons, production of documents and to give evidence) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, as for all the three times it was done as per this act only.

Vadra is also to appear before ED on 12th of February in Jaipur in another case of money laundering related to land scam in Bikaner. The Rajasthan High Court has directed him to cooperate with the agency for the related matter.