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ED defers questioning Vadra as he pleads bad health

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IECurrentAffairs) Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday deferred the scheduled interrogation of businessman Robert Vadra on Tuesday as his lawyer requested probe agency for exemption from appearing due to bad health.

Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was supposed to appear before the investigation agency in connection with a money laundering case for the fifth time.

The ED accepted his plea and it will issue him a notice to appear again later, a source in the agency said here.

He was questioned by the probe agency on February 7, 8 and 9 for several hours here at Jamnagar House.

The ED case against Vadra relates to 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.

During the questioning on February 8, Vadra was shown some property documents and exchange of electronic mails which indicates that he owns the said property in London which he denied, a reliable source in the probe agency said on condition of anonymity.

Vadra also deposed before the ED on February 12 and 13 in Jaipur in an another money laundering case related to a land scam at Kolayat in Bikaner.

He had obtained protection from the arrest by the Delhi Court till February 16 which was further extended till March 2 by the court.

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Via UNI-India
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