ED raids Robert Vadra’s close associates: Report
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday conducted raids at the premises of some close associates of Robert Vadra, said his lawyer Suman Jyoti Khaitan.
Vadra, who is son in law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, is being investigated by the ED in connection with a land deal in Bikaner in Rajasthan.
According to ANI report, Vadra’s lawyer Khaitan claimed that the ED officials raided “close associates” and business partners of Vadra in Delhi without even showing any search warrants.
They locked up the premises from inside and are not allowing any access to those inside, even to the lawyers, he alleged.
“Is this rule of law?…Evidence has been fabricated,” he alleged while speaking to reporters. He said a newspaper had reported that that three summons had been served on Vadra by the ED but “we have received none.”
Lawyer of Robert Vadra on ED team at three locations connected to close aides of Vadra: They have locked our people of Skylight hospitality inside, they are not allowing anyone to go inside. Is this nazism? Is this a jail? pic.twitter.com/uRQvO8nRvY
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2018
Last month, The Enforcement Directorate summoned Robert Vadra in a land deal case.
Vadra was summoned as per the reports of loan given to him by a company at a higher cost to buy land in Bikaner.
‘Malicious vendetta behind ED raids’
Vadra’s lawyer Suman Jyoti Khaitan released a statement today and described the searches as “politics of revenge and malicious vendetta”.
“For five years, the present rulers have used every trick in the book to persecute, to hound and to malign my client, Vadra. Government has unleashed all its agencies including ED, CBI and Income Tax to victimize Vadra in an utterly mala fide manner and to harm his reputation and attack his family members,” Khaitan said.
— Robert Vadra (@irobertvadra) December 7, 2018