Robert Vadra, mother appear before ED in Jaipur
Jaipur: Newly appointed Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen Vadra appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in Rajasthan on Tuesday in connection with Bikaner land scam case.
According to Reports, Priyanka dropped off the mother-son duo at the ED office and left soon after. Vadra had appeared before the agency in Delhi on February 6 in connection with a money-laundering probe.
The Congress supporters were seen raising slogans like ‘Priyanka Gandhi Zindabad’ and ‘Chowkidaar Chor Hai’ outside ED office in here today, TNI reported.
#WATCH 'Priyanka Gandhi Zindabad' and 'Chowkidaar Chor Hai' slogans raised outside ED office in Jaipur as Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen arrived for questioning in connection with Bikaner land case probe. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also with them pic.twitter.com/cOPQAgbBE9
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019
The ED had registered a money laundering case in 2015 after it took note of several FIRs filed by the Rajasthan Police, which received complaints from the Bikaner Tehsildar on alleged forgery in land allotment in the area.
The ED’s quizzing of Robert Vadra is likely to centre around his alleged connection with a firm – Ms Skylight Hospitality Private Limited – which had purchased land in the area. In this case, the agency had summoned Vadra thrice but he failed to appear and later approached the Rajasthan High Court.
On January 22, the Rajasthan High Court had asked Vadra and his mother to appear before ED in Jaipur on February 12 as to respond the allegation against him.