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ED raids Robert Vadra's close aide and Congress worker Jagdish Sharma's residence, detains him for questioning

Speaking to ANI, Sharma said; "Robert Vadra is being framed. Modi government wants to trap Robert Vadra".

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 08, 2018 13:31 IST ]
Speaking to ANI, Sharma said; "Robert Vadra is being

Speaking to ANI, Sharma said; "Robert Vadra is being framed. Modi government wants to trap Robert Vadra."

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted a raid at the residence of Congress worker Jagdish Sharma. Sharma, a close aide of businessman and Congress President Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law also has been taken to the ED office for questioning.

Speaking to ANI, Sharma said; "Robert Vadra is being framed. Modi government wants to trap Robert Vadra. Searches are on at my residence. What will they get when there is nothing. They are taking me to ED office for questioning.

ED Sources also told ANI that they are likely to arrest Sharma on case of non-cooperation with the interrogation.

Earlier on Friday, the ED conducted raids at the premises of close aides of Vadra for allegedly receiving money from defence suppliers, according to sources in the investigating agency. The raids were conducted at three places in Delhi and Bengaluru, the ED sources said.

Vadra's lawyer Suman Khaitan cried foul and claimed that the ED officials raided close associates and business partners of Vadra without even showing any search warrants.

Vadra had earlier this week alleged that the corruption probe against him was the result of a 'political witch-hunt' aimed at 'besmirching his dignity and reputation'.

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