Businessman Robert Vadra appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for the second day today in money laundering case probe and his questioning is on. This is the first time that Vadra is appearing before any probe agency in connection with alleged dubious financial dealings. The ED case against Vadra relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property worth 1.9 million pounds.
Last week, a Delhi court had directed Vadra to appear before the central probe agency and cooperate in the probe after he approached it seeking anticipatory bail in the money laundering case. Son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with INX Media case. Karti was summoned by the agency.
The Enforcement Directorate has questioned Karti on several occasions in the case which is being probed by the agency and the Central Bureau of Investigation. On February last year, Karti was arrested by the CBI for allegedly accepting money to facilitate the FIPB clearance to INX Media. He was later granted bail. The ED has attached properties worth 54 crore rupees belonging to Karti and a firm in the case.