ED Conducts Raid At Congress Leader Jagdish Sharma's Residence, Detains Him In Vadra Land Scam Case

| December 8 , 2018 , 14:28 IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India conducted a raid at Congress leader Jagdish Sharma's residence in the national capital on Saturday.

ED officials later took Sharma, who is believed to be a close aide of businessman Robert Vadra, away for questioning about Vadra land scam case.

According to media reports, Sharma said, "Robert Vadra is being framed. Modi government wants to trap Robert Vadra. Searches are on at my residence. What will they get when there is nothing. They are taking me to the ED office for questioning."

On Friday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) carried out searches against three people linked to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in connection with its probe into alleged 'commissions received by some suspects in defence deals' and illegal assets stashed abroad.

While The Congress reacted sharply to the ED action and said an 'unnerved' Modi government was unleashing 'vendetta' against party chief Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law to divert the narrative.

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ED sources said the investigating agency has "evidence" that the persons being raided had received money in their bank accounts from defence suppliers.

Vadra had earlier this week alleged that the corruption probe against him was the result of a political witch-hunt aimed at "besmirching his dignity and reputation".