ED summons Robert Vadra for questioning related to land grab cases in NCR, Bikaner

The ED is probing Vadra for purchase of benami properties — a villa in Dubai’s Jumeirah worth Rs 14 crore and a flat in London’s Bryanston Square worth over Rs 26 crore — for which he has been questioned several times in the past.

ED summons Robert Vadra for questioning related to land grab cases in NCR, Bikaner
Robert Vadra
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 29 May 2019 08:22 AM
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, for a fresh round of questioning in cases related to forceful land acquisition in the National Capital Region and Rajasthan’s Bikaner, besides some benami properties abroad.

The ED is probing Vadra for purchase of benami properties — a villa in Dubai’s Jumeirah worth Rs 14 crore and a flat in London’s Bryanston Square worth over Rs 26 crore — for which he has been questioned several times in the past.


Details of alleged benami transactions behind the purchase of the Jumeirah villa and the London flat were shared with him during three days of questioning at ED’s Delhi office in February. When asked to explain the source of huge cash deposits in Skylight Investment FZE, a company resembling his own Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd operated in India, Vadra refused to acknowledge the money trail.

Earlier on Monday. the Delhi High Court has issued notice to Robert Vadra on an Enforcement Directorate plea seeking cancellation of his anticipatory bail in a money-laundering case. The probe agency has challenged a trial court order which granted him anticipatory bail.

Mr Vadra has been asked to reply to the Enforcement Directorate or ED plea by July 17.

The court also sought response of Manoj Arora, an employee of Robert Vadra's Skylight Hospitality and a co-accused in the case, on the agency's plea seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing ED in the court, said Robert Vadra was not cooperating in the investigation and the trial court had not discussed the gravity of the offence in its order.

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