Robert Vadra's aide and Congress leader Jagdish Sharma has been detained by a team of Enforcement Directorate on Saturday. His office was also raided by the ED.
A team of 20 people from the ED had reached Sharma's office at 7:00 am. The raids went on till 10:00 am. They have taken a few documents from his office at Dharma Marg in New Delhi, as per Sharma's employee Rajender Sharma who was present at the location.
This raid is in relation to the Defence deal and the ED is trying to establish a link between Vadra and Sanjay Bhandari through Vadra's close aides. During the interrogation in connection with a case lodged against Sanjay Bhandari, the ED had found that three persons were connected to Vadra and Bhandari and they had conducted raids at their premises. Mails were exchanged between Vadra, Manoj Arora and Sumit Chadha. Mails were also exchanged between Bhandari and Jagdish Sharma, and Bhandrai and Vadra.
As per highly placed sources, with the help of the money collected a flat was allegedly bought in London, Sumit Chadha, a relative of Bhandari, reportedly who made a deal in purchasing the flat in London, This has also been reportedly mentioned in the email sent by Bhandari. ED is trying to ascertain the ownership of the flat.
Jagdish Sharma told Republic TV: "This is an attempt to chase Robert Vadra. The Modi government wants to chase him away. They have searched my home. They have not found not anything in the raid."
On Friday, Robert Vadra's office in Delhi was raided. A team of Enforcement Department (ED) raided Skylight hospitality, Robert Vadra’s office in Sukhdev Vihar Delhi for the commissions received by the accused in Defence deals. In response to the raid, Vadra’s counsel made serious charges against the ED of hounding his clients and fabricating evidences.
"On Wednesday, December 5 I went to the Enforcement Department. These are the documents I have submitted the 600 page document to the four ED officers. Before that November 26, I went again and submitted the documents, and ever since four to five years we've been going," he said.