Common citizen Robert Vadra now involved in huge deals, says ED seeking his custody

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 04.11 PM(IST)

File photo of Robert Vadra. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The court had last week granted Vadra relief from arrest.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday opposed the anticipatory bail plea of Robert Vadra in a money laundering case. Appearing before the Patiala House Court in Delhi, ED advocate DP Singh said, "We need his custodial interrogation, we have sufficient material."

The ED further said that Vadra was a common citizen a few years ago, didn't have any property and is now involved in huge deals.

"Robert Vadra is the kingpin. He is connected with a political family and makes mockery of the system. He plays important role in defence deals in exchange of hefty commission," the agency further said before the court.

Vadra's counsel KTS Tulsi And Abhishek Manu Singhvi opposed the ED request for custodian interrogation saying the agency has all the documents. "They have already questioned my client for 60 hours but didn't find anything. They also have the emails of my client, so there is no need for any custodial interrogation," advocate Tulsi said.

The court had last week granted Vadra relief from arrest; Vadra had filed an anticipatory bail application in a case linked to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds.

The property is reportedly owned by him.