One day after the ED issued a fresh summons to Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, to appear before it on Thursday in connection with a money laundering case linked to purchase of alleged illegal assets abroad, he said that he will cooperate will his name is cleared from the 'false accusations.'
Taking to the social network Facebook, he said that he trusts the Indian judiciary and he will adhere to the summons send to him. He also added that he has been summoned more than 11 times and has been questioned approximately for 70 hours but he will cooperate.
The ED informed that Vadra has been asked to depose before the investigating officer of the case at around 10:30 AM on Thursday at the agency's office in New Delhi. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) only last week moved to court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail given to Vadra in this case and the Delhi High Court had then issued notice to him seeking his response.
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.
Vadra has denied the allegations of possessing illegal foreign assets and termed them a political witch hunt against him. He said he was being "hounded and harassed" to subserve political ends. Earlier on Sunday, Republic TV had learnt that Robert Vadra had planned to travel abroad ahead of his court hearing in the money laundering case in which he is being probed.
A day after the 2019 Lok Sabha election exit polls projected that the Congress would suffer a heavy defeat, Robert Vadra had filed an application seeking permission to travel abroad. However, he insisted on keeping his travel plans a secret, alleging a threat to his life. Vadra submitted his travel itinerary to the court in a sealed envelope, Republic TV had learnt.