Robert Vadra, the husband of Priyanka Gandhi, was on Wednesday quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for over four hours at the Jamnagar House, New Delhi, over allegations of money laundering and owning several properties worth millions of dollars in London, the UK, that were purchased between 2005 and 2010.
Vadra had appeared before the agency in connection with a money laundering case following a court order to join the investigation.
Vadra has denied owning, directly or indirectly, any property in London. He also denied having any acquaintance or association with the absconding arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and his cousin Summit Chadha, said the sources.
Vadra had in December last year said that he would cooperate and not run away to some other country, adding that the process should 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,” Vadra had said.
Enforcement Directorate officials had in December carried out raids at multiple locations linked to Robert Vadra in Delhi and Bengaluru.
Delhi’s Patiala House Court had on Saturday granted interim protection to Robert Vadra till February 16 in the money laundering case.
Vadra, who was dropped to the ED office by wife Priyanka, has called the cases against him a political witch-hunt.
“I stand by my husband,” Priyanka told reporters before entering the Congress party office at Akbar Road on Wednesday after dropping husband Robert Vadra at the ED office.