'Unnecessary Drama', Says Robert Vadra Putting Up Unruffled Front As He Answers ED Summons

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A day after Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress chief was granted permission to travel to the Netherlands and the United States of America for a medical check-up, he said that he is calm despite more than 80 hours of questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and termed the investigation as 'drama'.

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:

A day after Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress chief was granted permission to travel to the Netherlands and the United States of America for a medical check-up, he said that he is calm despite more than 80 hours of questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and termed the investigation as 'drama'.

Taking to social networking site Facebook, Vadra who is summoned by the ED on June 4 said that he is on his way to the 'sensation and unnecessary drama' of the ED. He also added that his life is unique and he has fought against the 'false accusations' for over a decade. 

Claiming the accusation by the ED to be false, he added that "it is a book in making" so that the world may know his side of the story. 

Here's his post:

As per sources, the investigating agency has new evidence in the money laundering case linked to the purchase of alleged illegal assets abroad and wish to question him based on the fresh evidence. Vadra had skipped his scheduled appearance before the ED in connection with this case on Friday, officials had said. This is the ninth time he has skipped the summons by the agency.

READ: "Will Cooperate...till My Name Is Cleared Of All Allegations," Says Robert Vadra A Day After ED Summoned Him Regarding Money Laundering Case

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.

On Monday, June 3, in a major development, Delhi court Vadra to travel abroad  - namely to the Netherlands and the United States of America. On May 21, Vadra, who is an accused in a money laundering case, had moved the court seeking permission to travel abroad. The Delhi court granted 6-weeks-permission to Vadra to travel to the Netherlands and the United States of America for his routine medical check-up. The counsel for Vadra had appealed to the court to allow him to travel abroad for his medical treatment that is not available in India. However, he has not received permission to travel to London as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had opposed his plea to travel to the UK capital in the court, as per sources. 

 

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