ED Searches Premises of Vadra’s Three As­so­ci­ates

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New Delhi: The En­force­ment Direc­torate (ED) on Fri­day car­ried out searches on the premises of three peo­ple al­legedly linked to Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi.

The search oper­a­tions, agency sources said, were in con­nec­tion with its probe into al­leged com­mis­sions re­ceived by some sus­pects in de­fence deals and as­sets il­le­gally parked abroad.

Vadra him­self was not among those raided, the sources said. But his lawyer said Vadra’s premises were raided by the ED in what he called “ma­li­cious ven- detta” to tar­nish his rep­u­ta­tion.

This is for the first time that the ED is link­ing Vadra’s as­so­ci­ates to money-laun­der­ing and de­fence deals.

The raids, which com­menced around 9 am, were car­ried out at their of­fi­cial and res­i­den­tial premises in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru.

As per agency sources, two of the three peo­ple were em­ploy­ees of com­pa­nies al­legedly linked to Vadra. These peo­ple, they added, were sus­pected to have earned com­mis­sions from a de­fence deal and in­vested the pro­ceeds in procur­ing as­sets in for­eign coun­tries.

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