ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 08, 2018, 10.36 PM
The documents found during raids conducted at the premises of close associates of Robert Vadra by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) suggest that he has properties in London and India, sources in the investigative agency claimed on Saturday.
ED officials on Friday carried out searches in Delhi and Bengaluru at the premises of close associates of Vadra, the son-in-law of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
ED sources, who refused to come on record, claimed that the documents found at these premises showed that Vadra, a businessman, has properties abroad, besides in India.
The ED sources said on Friday that the investigating agency has "evidence" that the persons raided had received money in their bank accounts from defence suppliers.
Vadra's lawyer Suman Khaitan has said that the ED conducted raids at the behest of the central government to "plant evidence" against the businessman to divert attention from the probable loss of recently-held Legislative Assembly elections.
In a statement posted by Vadra on his Facebook page, Khaitan alleged on Friday that "politics of revenge and malicious vendetta has today reached its nadir."
"They (central government) have not found any evidence since last four-and-half years. So they wanted to come, lock the door, plant evidence today. They will lose elections and to divert attention, they will claim that they found the evidence (which is actually) manufactured and planted," Khaitan told media.
The ED sources said on Friday that the investigating agency has 'evidence' that the persons raided had received money in their bank accounts from defence suppliers.