After being summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case, Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra accompanied by his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today appeared before the ED for questioning. Priyanka however, didn’t stay for his hearing and left soon after dropping him outside the agency’s office in Jamnagar House in central Delhi.
Robert has tenaciously denied all allegations of possession of illegal foreign assets levelled against him and termed the case registered against him a political witch hunt with a personal vendetta against him.
Earlier on February 2, the Patiala House Court of Delhi had granted him interim protection from arrest till February 16.
As per the allegations, Vadra is liable for the money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property which is located at 12, Bryanston Square and worth 1.9 million pounds, allegedly owned by Vadra.
Pertinently, Manoj Arora, an employee of a firm linked to Mr. Vadra, Skylight Hospitality LLP, Manoj Arora who was granted interim protection from arrest till February 6 after the ED, is claimed to be a key person in the case and was alleged to be aware of Vadra's overseas undeclared assets and was instrumental in arranging funds.
Charged in another money laundering case by the ED, Vadra has also been directed to appear before the Rajasthan High Court on February 12 in connection with the case.