Robert Vadra Appears At ED For Questioning In Money Laundering Probe, Wife Priyanka Drops Him Off

| February 6 , 2019 , 17:01 IST

Businessman Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in a money laundering case.

He was dropped at the agency's south Delhi office by wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has recently joined active politics as a general secretary of the Congress.

According to media reports, more than 36 questions will be put to Vadra and he will be required to give written answers for the each of them. Vadra's advocate, however, will be present in an adjoining room.

Vadra was asked to join an investigation by a Delhi court when he had applied for anticipatory bail last week.

The case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property located at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds, which is allegedly owned by Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

The agency 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 at premises of a firm linked to Vadra in Delhi. It also grilled his associate Manoj Arora in connection with the case.

Vadra had alleged he was being "hounded and harassed" to subserve political ends

A Delhi court last week granted interim bail to him till February 16 and asked him to join probe by appearing in person on February 6 in this case.