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Bikaner land scam: Robert Vadra reaches Jaipur to appear before ED

The case is being investigated under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Rajasthan High court is monitoring the progress of investigation in the case.

| Updated:
February 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Robert Vadra Maureen Vadra Jaipur airport

Robert vadra eith mother Maureen Vadra at Jaipur airport. He is to be questioned by ED in Bikaner land scam case.

Jaipur:  Robert Vadra –the brother-in-law of Congress national president Rahul Gandhi – reached Jaipur along with his mother Maureen Vadra on Monday to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday morning in connection with the Bikaner land scam and money laundering case. The ED officials will record their statements. There were reports that Vadra’s wife Prinkya Gandhi who took out a massive rally in Lucknow on Monday may also reach Jaipur.

The case is being investigated under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Rajasthan High court is monitoring the progress of investigation in the case.

Vadra was given a VIP protocol when he arrived at the airport. The probe agency has accused Vadra of his involvement in the Bikaner land scam.

Robert Vadra was questioned at Delhi over the past three days in another money laundering case pertaining to buying a property worth Rs 17 crore in the UK.

In 2015, tehsildar of Bikaner registered a complaint about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area that borders Pakistan. FIRs were registered with the Rajasthan police.

As per the sources, the ED 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.

Vadra has denied his involvement.

Vadra along with his mother is expected to visit central probe agency office at Bhawani Singh Road in Jaipur around 10 am on Tuesday.  The probe agency has already interrogated Vadra thrice. He appeared before the probe agency in Delhi for his alleged role in procuring assets abroad in an alleged illegal manner.

First published: February 11, 2019
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