New Delhi: Robert Vadra, businessman and the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, said on Wednesday that charges of corruption against him are ‘totally false and politically motivated’. 

Vadra, who is currently being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate, said, “Charges against me are totally false and politically motivated. We have replied to every notice. But my family is under stress, mother is unwell, my premises were ransacked and locks broken. Everything should be done legally, we have always been cooperating”.

Vadra said that he would not run away to some other country and wants the process to be fair and legal. “I haven't done any wrong. We are not above the law; we are very much with the law. I am an Indian citizen and I am not running away anywhere," he said.

“Will not allow my name to be used for political blackmail, have always maintained that we will cooperate, but the process should be fair and legal. I am not running away or going to live in some other country,” Vadra told ANI.

After serving Vadra three notices to join the investigation, the ED last week conducted searches at three locations in Delhi and other cities associated with Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law. According to sources in the ED, four teams investigating Vadra's assets abroad conducted the raids.

Earlier, the ED had served two notices to Vadra who reportedly did not turn up to join the probe. ED then served the third notice and later conducted the search operations.

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Vadra had earlier this week alleged that the corruption probe against him was the result of a 'political witch-hunt' aimed at 'besmirching his dignity and reputation'.

In reply to Vadra, the ED had said that it’s action was ‘prescribed procedure’.