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‘Relentless harassment’: Robert Vadra alleges ‘witch hunt’ after ED attaches his assets

Vadra’s accusations came a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has attached assets worth Rs 4.62 crore of a firm linked to him in connection with the Bikaner land scam money laundering case.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 16, 2019 14:46 IST
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Robert Vadra

Accusing the government of carrying out a witch-hunt against him, Robert Vadra on Saturday claimed that the Enforcement Directorate's action of attaching assets of a firm linked to him smacked of "complete misuse of assertion of power".

Vadra’s accusations came a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has attached assets worth Rs 4.62 crore of a firm linked to him in connection with the Bikaner land scam money laundering case.

In a Facebook post, Robert Vadra said that he had deposed before the agency for almost 6 days ranging from 8 to 12 hours per day.

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"I have had nothing to hide and I am surely not above the law. I have deposed for almost 6 days; ranging from 8 to 12 hours per day with a 40 minute lunch break, and have been escorted to the washroom," Vadra said. 

He said he has completely cooperated and adhered to the rules whenever called in any part of the country.

"Attachment of my work place -- my office and areas that are sub judice, shows a complete misuse of assertion of power, a complete vindictive & vicious witch hunt," he alleged.

"When truth sustains and prevails, I suppose an apology is all that will suffice. Will stay determined for justice for me," Vadra said.

The ED has issued a provisional order for attachment of the assets under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

It had grilled Vadra in this case in Jaipur twice earlier this week. His mother Maureen was also asked to depose but was allowed to go after completion of brief legal procedures.

Vadra was also questioned by the ED for three consecutive days last week in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad.

(With PTI inputs)

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