Karti Chidambaram, Robert Vadra appear before ED

New Delhi: Robert Vadra, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for the second day today in connection with a probe into allegations that he laundered money to purchase illegal foreign assets.

Vadra, who was grilled for five-and-a half hours for the first time in the case on Wednesday, arrived at the ED office in Jamnagar House in central Delhi at about 11:25 am, about an hour after his team of lawyers.

Officials said Vadra was required to rejoin the probe today as he needed to answer more questions on allegedly acquiring immovable assets in United Kingdom.

His statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as was done Wednesday, they added.

His appearance before the ED on Wednesday acquired political overtones with his wife Priyanka Gandhi, appointed Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, accompanying him to the investigating agency’s office. She took charge of her new post at the Congress’ national headquarters on Akbar Road after that.

Meanwhile, Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate today in connection with a money laundering probe against him.

Officials said Karti Chidambaram was summoned to record his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). He arrived at the ED office in Jamnagar House in central Delhi at about 11 am.

It is understood that he would be questioned in the INX Media case.

NT Bureau