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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Robert Vadra says ‘witch hunt’ against him after ED attaches assets

Vadra alleged “relentless harassment” a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has attached assets worth Rs 4.62 crore of a firm linked to him in connection with the Bikaner land scam money laundering case.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2019 13:49 IST
Press Trust of India
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Businessman Robert Vadra.
Businessman Robert Vadra.(PTI file photo)
         

Robert Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, Saturday termed as “witch hunt” the Enforcement Directorate’s action of attaching assets of a firm linked to him, and claimed that it showed “complete misuse of assertion of power”.

Vadra alleged “relentless harassment” a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has attached assets worth Rs 4.62 crore of a firm linked to him in connection with the Bikaner land scam money laundering case.

“I have had nothing to hide and I am surely not above the law. I have deposed for almost 6 days; ranging from 8 to 12 hours per day with a 40 minute lunch break, and have been escorted to the washroom,” Vadra said in a Facebook post.

He said he has completely cooperated and adhered to the rules whenever called in any part of the country.

“Attachment of my work place -- my office and areas that are sub judice, shows a complete misuse of assertion of power, a complete vindictive & vicious witch hunt,” he alleged.

Also read | ED attaches assets worth Rs 4.62 cr of Robert Vadra-linked firm

“When truth sustains and prevails, I suppose an apology is all that will suffice. Will stay determined for justice for me,” Vadra said.

The ED has issued a provisional order for attachment of the assets under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

It had grilled Vadra in this case in Jaipur twice earlier this week. His mother Maureen was also asked to depose but was allowed to go after completion of brief legal procedures.

Vadra was also questioned by the ED for three consecutive days last week in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad.

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First Published: Feb 16, 2019 13:49 IST

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