Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra has reached the Jamnagar House in New Delhi for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case linked to purchase of alleged illegal assets abroad. He was issued a summon by the probe agency on Wednesday for questioning in the case.
Earlier, ahead of making a move to the ED office, Vadra has taken to social networking website Facebook and wrote a brief post. In the post, he had said that he trusts the Indian judiciary and he will adhere to the summons sent to him. He further added that he has been summoned more than 11 times and has been questioned approximately for 70 hours but he will cooperate. Read here:
Last week, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had moved a court in Delhi seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail given to Robert Vadra in the case and the Delhi High Court had then issued a notice to him seeking his response. The probe agency has told the Delhi HC that it requires Vadra's custody stating that he has not been not cooperating in the investigation and the trial court had not discussed the gravity of the offence in its order that gave relief to Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi.
The ED case against Vadra relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property located at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million GBP (British pounds), which is allegedly owned by him. The agency had told a Delhi court that it has received information about various new properties in London which belong to Vadra. These include two houses, one worth 5 million GBP and the other valued at 4 million GBP, six other flats and more properties.
Meanwhile, Robert Vadra has been denying the allegations of possessing illegal foreign assets, calling it to be a political witch hunt against him.
(With PTI inputs)