Jaipur: The enforcement director (ED) has summoned Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi and brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi on February 12. Vadra has been subjected to intense interrogation lasting several hours in Delhi, but the ED has summoned Vadra to interrogate him over 275 acres of land in the Kolayat sub-division in Bikaner district.
The land in Kolayat is barren but it became expensive due to the various solar power projects in the area and a large number of companies started buying it to sett up solar power projects in the desert. Vadra”s companies bought land for making capital out of the land sales. The case pertains to land in Kolayat area of Rajasthan’s Bikaner meant for those displaced due to the Army”s field firing range. ED registered a criminal case under PMLA in the matter in 2015.
The Rajasthan government cancelled the mutation of 374.44 hectares of land after the land department claimed to have found that the allotments were made in the names of “illegal private persons”. ED sent several notices to Vadra to answer a few questions on the land deal at Kolayat but Vadra did not answer to the summons following the ED took legal course and asked the Rajasthan High Court to direct Vadra to appear before the ED.
Money laundering case: Robert Vadra before enforcement director for third time
New Delhi: Robert Vadra, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, on Saturday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third time in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering in purchase of assets abroad. It is understood that the last time Vadra was “confronted with” documents that the agency had obtained or seized as part of its probe in the case, including those linked to absconding defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari.
(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)