Robert Vadra reaches Enforcement Directorate office for questioning, wife Priyanka drops him off

This is the first time Robert Vadra is appearing before any probe central agency in connection with allegations of dubious financial dealings and comes days after Priyanka Gandhi was formally inducted into the Congress party.

INDIA Updated: Feb 06, 2019 16:31 IST

HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Robert vadra,Priyanka Gandhi vadra,Rahul Gandhi
Robert Vadra was dropped off at the ED office by his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (HT PHOTO/Burhaan Kinu)

Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, reached the Enforcement Directorate office in Delhi on Thursday after the agency summoned him in a money laundering case. Robert Vadra was dropped off at the office by his wife and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

This is the first time Robert Vadra is appearing before any probe central agency in connection with allegations of dubious financial dealings and comes days after Priyanka Gandhi was formally inducted into the Congress party. She has been tasked with reviving the party in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Robert Vadra arrived at the ED’s office located in central Delhi’s Jamnagar House at 3.45 pm. He has been told to cooperate with the ED investigation by a Delhi court that he had approached for anticipatory bail.

The case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square. Robert Vadra has denied the allegations on several occasions in the past, called termed them a political witch hunt and accused the BJP-led national coalition of attempting to distract attention from its failures.

Read more:‘Tomorrow it can be PM Modi’: Congress leader on ED summons to Robert Vadra

The Enforcement Directorate had told the court that it has received information about various new properties in London which belongs to Vadra, including two houses of five and four million each, six other flats and more properties.

The ED had carried out raids in this case in December last year and questioned Robert Vadra’s aide Manoj Arora, an employee of a firm linked to Vadra, Skylight Hospitality LLP.

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.

Read more: Priyanka Gandhi gets room next to brother Rahul Gandhi at Congress headquarters

First Published: Feb 06, 2019 16:00 IST

Source: Hindustan Times

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