Businessman Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, arrived here today along with his mother Maureen to appear before officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with their investigations into an alleged land scam in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
Vadra, 50, was grilled by ED officials in Delhi for long hours on three days last week in connection with a case of money laundering, in which he is alleged to own illegal properties in London bought with amounts received as kickbacks in defence and petroleum deals during the tenure of the previous Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.
Rajasthan High Court had asked Vadra and his mother to cooperate with the ED in the Bikaner case after they had approached it to ensure that no coercive action was taken against them by the agency.
In the money-laundering case, Vadra has been granted anticipatory bail until February 16 by a Delhi court.
The ED has registered a criminal case in connection with the Bikaner land deals in 2015 on the basis of FIRs and chargesheets filed by the Rajasthan Police. The tehsildar of the area had filed a complaint about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area.
Sources said Vadra will be questioned about the role of one of his firms which had reportedly purchased land in the area.
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