Robert Vadra is on Tuesday appearing before the Enforcement Directorate to explain or deny how Skylight Hospitality Private Limited, which purchased land in Bikaner in a dubious manner, is linked to him; wife Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra accompanied him to the agency office in Jaipur
Jaipur: Robert Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law, and his mother Maureen appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at its zonal office here in connection with a probe into an alleged land scam in the Rajasthan's border town of Bikaner.
AICC general secretary and his wife Priyanka Gandhi accompanied them to the office.
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In the Bikaner case, the agency had summoned Vadra thrice but he failed to appear and later approached the court.
The ED had registered a criminal case in connection with the deal in 2015, taking cognisance of a clutch of FIRs and charge sheets filed by Rajasthan police after the tehsildar of Bikaner complained about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area, considered sensitive due to its proximity to the India-Pakistan border.
The agency wants to question Vadra about the operations of a firm Skylight Hospitality Private Limited allegedly linked to him, which had purchased land in the area. It also wants to confront Vadra with the statements of those said to be linked to him.
This is Vadra's fourth appearance before the agency and first in Jaipur.
On the last three occasions, he appeared before ED in Delhi in connection with a money laundering probe against him for his alleged role in procuring assets abroad.
The Rajasthan high court had asked Vadra and his mother to cooperate with the agency after they approached it seeking directions that no coercive action is taken against them by the agency, following which the duo appeared before the ED in Jaipur.
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Last Updated Feb 12, 2019, 12:14 PM IST