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ED summons Robert Vadra in connection with its money laundering probe in a land scam case in Rajasthan

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Robert Vadra appear before ED
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Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in connection with its money laundering probe in a land scam case in Rajasthan’s border city of Bikaner.

Mr Vadra was asked to appear before the investigating officer next week.

These are the second summons issued to him for recording his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Mr Vadra did not appear before the investigating officer when the first summons were issued earlier in November.

The central probe agency had registered a criminal case in connection with the deal in 2015, taking cognisance of FIRs and charge sheets filed by the Rajasthan police.

BJP has alleged that Robert Vadra had put pressure on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for revocation of an Income Tax department order penalising a company that gave a loan to another entity to buy his land in Rajasthan.

Congress has refuted the allegations, charging the government with misusing ED and the Income Tax Department.

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