Mumbai: Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra appeared in front of Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third time in connection with the investigation of allegations of money laundering in property purchases abroad
Officials said that the investigating officer (IO) of the case needs Vadra to answer more questions regarding the matter and therefore he was asked to disassociate on Saturday, February 6 and 7 after two sessions of inquiry.
Official sources said that Vadra also shared documents with the investigating officer of the case and assured that something else will be provided.
While Vadra was first grilled for about five and a half hours, but he was questioned for another 9 hours for the second time.
The Delhi court got various information regarding new properties in London which belong to Vadra. These include two houses, one worth 5 million GBP and the other valued at 4 million GBP, six other flats and more properties.
Whereas Vadra denied all the allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property located at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million GBP (British pounds), which is allegedly owned by him.
In October 2011, he was accused by Arvind Kejriwal of taking an interest-free loan of 65 crores and heavy bargains on land from DLF Limited in exchange for political favours.
DLF responded that it had dealt with Vadra as a private entrepreneur, that the loan was Business Advance which was given, as per practice of trade, to make payments for land purchased from Vadra, that the company did not sell him land at a discounted price, and that no quid pro quo took place. Numerous reports have questioned veracity of balance-sheets of Vadra-owned companies, which claim to have received an overdraft of 7.94 crores from Corporation Bank. Corporation Bank has denied ever providing an overdraft facility to that amount.
(With PTI Inputs)