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Kapil Sibal Backs Robert Vadra Amid ED Raids; Says 'government Is Falsely Accusing Him'

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • Kapil Sibal accused Directorate of Enforcement and government of conducting unlawful raids conducted on Robert Vadra.
  • Sibal said that the government is scared after the exit poll results

Congress leader Kapil Sibal has drawn a sharp attack on Prime Minister Modi over the recent raids conducted on Robert Vadra and associates. He accused the government of false accusations and called the act unlawful.

He said, “Never in the history of India have I heard that if there's no FIR against someone, no complain from the Directorate of Enforcement (ED); you just walk into people's houses without identifying yourself, or carry a warrant. People are getting arrested without a warrant.” 

He lashed out at the government for doing this out of fear and accused Modi of executing the raids saying, “The government is falsely implicating. Is this the change Modi wanted? The BJP is panicking after exit polls. This is being done by the Prime Minister of India and who is he to send anyone to jail?” 

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Sibal further defended Vadra and accused ED of being illicit saying, “There is no FIR against Robert Vadra. Officers just come and without any intimation start raiding. Does ED investigate without any law?” 

"This is happening against Vadra, in Andra Pradesh, West Bengal, Haryana that you misuse your investigation agencies and then boast about it. You are no one to do this, there is a law and a system in this country. On one hand the Supreme Court is speaking of right to privacy and here they are taking people's phones and are being intimidated.Four employees were detained and were left at 4:30 early in the morning. One of the employees, Surinder was beaten up and was made to sign on a blank paper,” he added.  

On December 7, a team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided Skylight hospitality, Robert Vadra’s office in Sukhdev Vihar, Delhi for the commissions received by the accused in defense deals. In response to the raid, Vadra’s counsel made serious charges against the ED of hounding his clients, fabricating evidence and distracting the attention from the elections.

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He said, “This is a straight thing, it's been four and a half years and they found no evidence so they wanted to lock the door and plant the evidence. They just want to shift the attention for elections. What's happening inside is the planting and manufacturing of evidence.”