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Enforcement Directorate To Question Robert Vadra In Money Laundering Case, Karti Chidambaram In INX Media Case

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Robert Vadra will appear before the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday morning at 10:30 am for questioning with regards to the money laundering case over alleged possession of illegal foreign assets.
  • Vadra had faced a marathon six-hour-long grilling at the hands of the ED on Wednesday
  • The Enforcement Directorate will also question Karti Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case on February 7

Robert Vadra will appear before the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday morning at 10:30 am for questioning with regards to the money laundering case over alleged possession of illegal foreign assets. 

Vadra had faced a marathon six-hour-long grilling at the hands of the ED on Wednesday.

Sources to Republic TV said that Vadra was uncooperative and failed to give any information when confronted with a mail trail which had shown conclusively that properties were being purchased for him via his benami proxies. It has also been claimed that Robert Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality has illegally acquired a villa in Dubai - this aside from his alleged properties in the UK that are under the ED's scanner at the moment.

As far as the route of the transactions go, Republic TV has learnt that Vadra's aide Sanjay Bhandari had registered a company in the British Virgin Islands for Robert Vadra and used this vehicle to purchase illegal properties. Sources added that Sumit Chadha - Sanjay Bhandari's nephew - sent multiple emails marked to Bhandari and Vadra. Robert Vadra replied to the emails marking both Sumit and Sanjay giving clear instructions to purchase the properties. 

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There was high drama outside the ED office ahead of Vadra's questioning as Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra had dropped off her husband at the agency's headquarters as he went inside to face questioning by the probe agency and later proceeded to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) HQ where she promptly took charge in her official capacity as party general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. 

The Enforcement Directorate will also question Karti Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case on February 7. He has been questioned by the agency and the CBI earlier as well.

The ED has attached properties worth Rs 54 crores belonging to him and a firm in the case. It has also attached properties belonging to the Peter and Indrani Mukerjea in connection to the same case.

READ | After 6-hour Marathon Grilling, Robert Vadra Asked To Appear Before ED Again; Sources Say He Was Non-cooperative

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