WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 06, 2019, 03.49 PM
Robert Vadra arrived at the Delhi offices of the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday to be questioned in connection with a money-laundering case. the case relates to the alleged possession of illegal foreign assets.
Vadra was dropped at the ED office by his wife Priyanka Gandhi, who left soon after. Priyanka was recently appointed Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Vadra entered the ED office at about 3:47 pm — a team of his lawyers arrived a few minutes before him.
ANI reported that Vadra was being questioned by a team of seven ED officers. ANI reported the ED team was led by a joint director and included the deputy director and five others.
Vadra had been directed to appear before the ED by a Delhi court after he petitioned it for anticipatory bail.
The money-laundering case relates to the purchase, allegedly by Vadra, of a London-based property worth 1.9 million pounds.
This is the first time that Vadra — Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law — is appearing before a probe agency in connection with alleged criminal charges of dubious financial dealings.
#WATCH Robert Vadra accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived at the Enforcement Directorate office to appear in connection with a money laundering case. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra left soon after. #Delhipic.twitter.com/WI8qlLtF0X