Monday, October 18, 2021

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

Robert Vadra Appears 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, the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case a should ask some more questions in connection with this case. Hence Vadra must appear on Saturday after two sessions of questioning on February 6 and 7.

The questioned for him 5 and a half hour the first time. The 2nd time questioned him 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.

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

He had purchased a property in London located at 12, Bryanston Square. The worth of this 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 allegations of assessing illegal properties overseas. He has put the matter as being ‘hounded and harassed’ to serve the political ends.

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

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