ED grills Robert Vadra for four-hours in money laundering case

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New Delhi: During four-hour long questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Robert Vadra on Wednesday denied owning a series of properties in London.

The ED on Wednesday evening grilled Vadra over money laundering case at their office in Delhi.

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

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Robert Vadra will be questioned by ED again on Thursday.

According to reports, Vadra, son-in-law of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. said that he is being subjected to ‘unwarranted, unjustified and malicious criminal prosecution” for political reasons.

The case involves nine London-based properties allegedly owned by Vadra. Three of these are villas, the rest luxury flats – all purchased between 2005 and 2010.

Reportedly, the agency has also informed the court that two of the houses are worth around 9 million pounds (approximately Rs. 83 crores).

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“We just want him to come and inform about his properties,” the Enforcement Directorate counsel had said in the court.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who took charge as Congress general secretary arrived at the Congress headquarters after seeing off husband Robert Vadra at the Enforcement Directorate office, said she stood by her family.

“I stand by my family,” Priyanka Gandhi told reporters.

Meanwhile, politicos reacted to Vadra’s questioning.

“Gone are days where he possessed only one property in London. Now it is eight properties, each costlier than the other… One is worth 1.89 million pounds (about Rs. 17 crore),” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

“It is an attempt to not allow opposition parties to unite hence they are serving ED notices to everyone and anyone. But all opposition parties are united,” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said.

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