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Robert Vadra faces ED for the third round of interrogation

A court has given Robert Vadra immunity from arrest till February 16, but also asked that he join the investigation.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 9 Feb 2019 5:22 AM GMT

Robert Vadra faces ED for the third round of interrogation
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Robert Vadra to face ED once again in money laundering case today
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New Delhi: Grilled for nearly 14-hours so far, the brother-in-law of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Robert Vadra once again appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for the third round of questioning in connection with a money laundering case, here, on Saturday morning.

Vadra, who was earlier interrogated on Wednesday and Thursday at the ED office in Jamnagar House in central Delhi, reached the ED's Jamnagar office, today around 10.45 a.m. . On day one, he was grilled for five-and-a half hours.

Earlier in the week, Officials had said that Vadra had to rejoin the probe, on Thursday, as he needed to answer more questions on allegedly acquiring immovable assets in United Kingdom. His questioning continued for nearly nine hours that day.

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.

He was quizzed about four more properties in London which he refused to recognize.

Giving a strong political message to her opponents, Priyanka Gandhi picked and dropped her husband, Robert Vadra, before and after interrogation outside the Enforcement Directorate office.

The newly appointed Congres General Secretary (East) said, “He is my husband, he is my family… I support my family.”

Asked if it was a political vendetta, she said that everyone knows why this is being done.

When asked about his brother-in-law, Vadra being questioned, Rahul Gandhi had said, “I don’t have a problem. Let them investigate Vadra or Chidambaram. But they should investigate Rafale as well.”

Vadra's lawyer, Suman Jyoti Khaitan said that he had replied to every question put to him. "All charges against him are wrong. We will cooperate with the agency 100 per cent. He will come whenever he is called," Vadra's lawyer further said.

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 also told the 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 4 million GBP, six other flats and more properties.

A court has given Robert Vadra immunity from arrest till February 16, but also asked that he join the investigation.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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