Money Laundering Case: Robert Vadra appears before ED for questioning

Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case.

He was dropped by his wife and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi outside the ED’s office in Delhi this morning.

Vadra said this is the 11th time he has appeared before probe agencies and has been questioned for 70 hours so far.

“I maintain my belief in the Indian judiciary.I have & will adhere to all summons/norms of govt agencies. I have deposed 11 times with questioning of approx 70 hours. In future also,I will cooperate, till my name is cleared of all false allegations and accusations,” Vadra said in a tweet.

Vadra has appeared before the agency multiple times in the past. He is being investigated over allegations of money-laundering and illegal land deals.

Last week, the ED had moved a court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail given to Vadra in this case and the Delhi High Court had then issued notice to him seeking his response. 

The ED told the Delhi High Court that it required Vadra’s custody as he was not cooperating in the investigation and that the trial court had not discussed the gravity of the offence in its order that gave him relief.

The allegations involve the purchase of a mansion at 12, Bryanston Square in London worth 1.9 million pounds which is allegedly owned by him.