ED raids on Robert Vadra’s close associates


New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday conducted raids at the premises of some close associates of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, according to his lawyer Suman Jyoti Khaitan.

Raids were also held at locations in Bengaluru on locations connected to close aides of Robert Vadra. Reportedly, ED has evidence that the persons who are being raided had received money in their bank accounts from defense suppliers.

Vadra, a businessman, is being investigated by the ED in connection with a land deal in Bikaner in Rajasthan.

Khaitan claimed that the ED officials raided “close associates” and business partners of Vadra in Delhi without even showing any search warrants.

They locked up the premises from inside and are not allowing any access to those inside, even to the lawyers, he alleged. “Is this rule of law?…Evidence has been fabricated,” he alleged while speaking to reporters.

He said a newspaper had reported that that three summons had been served on Vadra by the ED but “we have received none.” He added: “It has been 4.5 years and they found nothing, so now they are locking us outside and planting and fabricating evidence”.