Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, has been asked to appear again before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday. The central probe agency questioned Vadra for almost six hours in connection with a money laundering case on Wednesday. It was Vadra’s first appearance before any probe agency in connection with alleged criminal charges of dubious financial dealings. He has denied these allegations in the past and termed them a political witch hunt against him.
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Robert Vadra has been asked to appear again before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at 11 am on Saturday.
Robert Vadra leaves the ED office after over 6 hours of grilling in money laundering case.
Delhi: Congress General Secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra & Robert Vadra leave from the Enforcement Directorate office after Robert Vadra's questioning at ED office in connection with a money laundering case. pic.twitter.com/XwvfYuSdvA— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached the ED office where Robert Vadra is being questioned in money laundering case.
Delhi: Congress General Secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at Enforcement Directorate office. Robert Vadra is at ED office for questioning in connection with a money laundering case. pic.twitter.com/mwzUg9vjIV— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
Robert Vadra's questioning continues at Enforcement Directorate office.
"The first principle of any investigation is that it's confidential. But ED here is leaking information as they know they've nothing to be investigated. They are calling people only to bring a bad name to them," KTS Tulsi outside the ED office.
Robert Vadra's lawyer KTS Tulsi has reached the Enforcement Directorate office.
News Nation has accessed another "progress update" email that, according to ED, Sanjay Bhandari's relative #SumitChadha had sent to Robert Vadra in March 2010.
Exclusive: News Nation accesses another "progress update" email that, according to ED, Sanjay Bhandari's relative #SumitChadha had sent to #RobertVadra in March 2010.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 7, 2019
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Robert Vadra returns to Enforcement Directorate office after lunchbreak
Robert Vadra to reach ED office after 3 pm for interrogation.
Three senior ED officials were present during the 2-hour-long grilling.
Robert Vadra grilled about properties in London.
Interrogation to resume after lunch.
Robert Vadra leaves Enforcement Directorate office after questioning in money laundering case.
ED claims that probe reveals that these London-based assets are part of kickbacks Vadra received in a petroleum deal.
A team led by Joint Director and two Deputy Directors are questioning Robert Vadra, news agency ANI said.
Yesterday, Vadra had denied owning any property in the UK.
Delhi: Robert Vadra arrives at the Enforcement Directorate office to appear in connection with a money laundering case. ED had questioned him for nearly 6 hours yesterday. pic.twitter.com/uKK5wQTBEe— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
Robert Vadra at ED office
Robert Vadra reaches ED office, to be grilled again
This is the document regarding which ED will grill Vadra today: News Nationa Exclusive
This is the mail sent by Sumit Chaddha to Vadra regarding some transactions related to London property.
No supporters present outside Vadra’s house today.
Robert Vardra’s lawyer reached ED office.
Robert Vadra to reach the Enforcement Directorate office at 11 am.
Vadra has also been directed by the Rajasthan High Court to appear before the ED on February 12 in connection with another money laundering case being probed by the agency.
Vadra leaves for ED office for the second round of interrogation.
Vadra had sought protection from the arrest from the court on which the court granted interim bail till February 16.
The ED had carried out raids in the case in December last year and grilled his aide Manoj Arora, an employee of a firm linked to Vadra, Skylight Hospitality LLP.
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.
Vadra has been grilled about his links with absconding and controversial defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari and Bhandari's relative Sumit Chhadha.
Vadra has alleged he was being "hounded and harassed" to subserve political ends.
Vadra has denied allegations of possessing illegal foreign assets and termed them a political witch hunt against him.
Vadra's lawyer said he has replied to every question that was put to him on Wednesday.
"He is my husband, he is my family...I support my family," Priyanka Gandhi had said on Wednesday in a show of support to Vadra.
Robert Vadra has submitted documents related to income tax to ED officials.
Vadra had reached the ED office at around 3:45 pm on Wednesday and was grilled for almost six hours.
The ED has summoned him for questioning as they agency was not satisfied with Vadra's answers.