ED questions Robert Vadra again in money laundering case

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New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday questioned Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, for over eight hours in connection with a money laundeering case.

According to ED officials, Vadra arrived at the agency’s office here at 10.40 a.m and left after eight hours at 7.25 p.m.

During the questioning, the ED officials demanded some documents from Vadra, which were later provided by Vadra’s lawyers.

The documents related to bank accounts and properties of Vadra, according to the Directorate officials.

Vadra has been questioned by the ED officials in connection with the case related to his ownership of overseas assets in London.

Vadra, husband of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, is on interim bail till March 19.

He had also deposed before the ED twice in Jaipur in connection with another money-laundering case related to an alleged land scam in Bikaner. His mother Maureen, too, was questioned by the agency once.

Ahead of his appearance before the ED for questioning in a money laundering case, Vadra extended International Women’s Day greetings, saying that he was surrounded by “four strong women”.

“Wishing all wonderful women, a Happy Women’s Day! I am happy to be surrounded by four strong women, ‘my mother (Maureen Vadra), my mother-in-law (Sonia Gandhi), my wife (Priyanka Gandhi) and my daughter (Miraya Vadra)’,” the businessman said in a Facebook post earlier in the day.

“The keywords to describe them are ‘hardworking, courageous, compassionate and determined.

“I will celebrate the day with them, once I am back from the ED interrogation… I have already deposed for 10 days for almost 64 hours, cooperating with the interrogations. I believe in truth and justice,” he wrote.

–IANS

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