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'Truth will always prevail': Robert Vadra says after three-day interrogation by ED

Taking a break from ED queries on Sunday, Vadra took to Facebook to thank his 'friends and acquaintances' for their support.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 10, 2019 10:56 IST
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'Truth will always prevail'; Robert Vadra says after three-day interrogation by ED 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra, who has been subject to continuous grilling by the Enforcement Directorate in the last week, has posted a social media message to claim that 'Truth will prevail'. 

Taking a break from ED queries on Sunday, Vadra took to Facebook to thank his 'friends and acquaintances' for their support. 

"Morning ... 

just want to say thank you to all my friends and acquaintances who have reached out in support from all over the nation, at this time. 
I’m fine, good n disciplined to deal with anything, I’m put through. 
“Truth will always prevail”. 
Wishing you all a happy Sunday n a healthy week."

On Saturday, the ED had interrogated the business tycoon for eight hours in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad. 

After two sessions of questioning on February 6 and 7, officials said the investigating officer (IO) of the case wanted to put across more questions to Vadra in connection with the case and hence he was asked to depose again on Saturday. 

While Vadra was quizzed for about five-and-a-half hours on Thursday, he was grilled for about 9 hours the next day.

Sources said Vadra was questioned on various aspects of his personal and business finances during the latest session.

It is understood that the last time Vadra was "confronted with" documents that the agency has obtained or seized as part of its probe in the case, including those linked to absconding defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Vadra has also shared documents with the investigating officer of the case and has assured some more will be provided as and when he gets them, official sources had said.

The ED case against Vadra relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property located at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million GBP (British pounds), which is allegedly owned by him.

The agency has told a Delhi court that it has received information about various new properties in London which belong to Vadra. 

These include two houses, one worth 5 million GBP and the other valued at 4 million GBP, six other flats and more properties.

Vadra has denied the allegations of possessing illegal foreign assets and termed them a political witch hunt against him. He said he was being "hounded and harassed" to subserve political ends.

Sources said Vadra's statement was recorded under Section 50 (powers of authorities regarding summons, production of documents and to give evidence) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), as was done on the last two occasions.

His appearance before the ED acquired political overtones after his wife Priyanka Gandhi, recently appointed Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, accompanied him to the investigating agency's office on Wednesday while she picked him up after questioning on Thursday. 

Vadra is also expected to depose before the ED on February 12 in Jaipur in an another money-laundering case related to an alleged land scam in Bikaner. The Rajasthan High Court has directed him to cooperate with the agency in the case.

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