Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case. It is related to alleged possession of illegal foreign assets.
He was reportedly grilled for six hours and asked to appear again.
It was for the first time when Robert Vadra appeared before any central investigation agency in connection with alleged criminal charges.
Vadra was accompanied by his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, sister of the Congress president, at the investigating agency’s office in Jamnagar, Central Delhi. Before leaving, she said she would stand by her family.
At 3.47 pm Robert Vadra had entered into agency’s office with his lawyers.
Earlier, Vadra had approached a Delhi court’s for anticipatory bail but the court directed him to cooperate with the investigation agency in the case. The court had asked Vadra to appear before the ED after returning from London.
A source claimed that seven people including Deputy Director Rajeev Sharma and Assistant Director ML Sharma of ED grilled Robert Vadra. And the whole process will last till mid-night.
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Robert Vadra has denied all allegations in the past and termed it as political witch hunt against him.
The Case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property, located at 12, Bryanston Square—worth 1.9 million pound, which is allegedly owned by Priyanka’s husband, Robert Vadra