ED con­cludes its searches

But probe into Vadra case to con­tinue

The Hindu - - NEWS - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

The En­force­ment Direc­torate (ED) on Satur­day con­cluded the searches against the as­so­ciates of Robert Vadra in con­nec­tion with its in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­volv­ing some de­fence deals.

The agency said it was con­duct­ing the probe un­der the Pre­ven­tion of Money Laun­der­ing Act (PMLA) in cer­tain cases re­lat­ing to the own­er­ship of undis­closed as­sets abroad. As part of these in­ves­ti­ga­tions, the Direc­torate con­ducted searches at sev­eral places.

“These searches have been car­ried out as per the pre­scribed pro­ce­dure. Doc­u­ments and dig­i­tal ev­i­dence seized dur­ing these searches are be­ing ex­am­ined,” said the ED in a state­ment.

On Satur­day, the agency also ques­tioned one Jagdish Sharma, who was picked up from his res­i­dence and taken to 48 Dharam Marg in Delhi’s diplo­matic area of Chanakya­puri, which is the of­fice of Bharti Sangam, an NGO. While be­ing taken away, he told the me­dia that Mr. Vadra was be­ing framed. The Direc­torate is learnt to have seized some prop­er­tyre­lated doc­u­ments

The Direc­torate had ini­ti­ated the op­er­a­tion on Fri­day in the Delhi-Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion (NCR) and Ben­galuru, against three per­sons. They were quizzed by the ED to de­ter­mine the purpose of ac­qui­si­tion of prop­er­ties over­seas.

Robert Vadra

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