Robert Vadra’s close aide Jagdish Sharma questioned by ED in PMLA case

New Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday started quizzing Congress leader Jagdish Sharma, a close aide of Robert Vadra, in connection with a money laundering case.

The agency had summoned Sharma for questioning on Tuesday.

Last week, a Delhi court had extended till March 19 the interim bail of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in connection with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case.

Vadra’s interim bail extension came after he appeared before the ED for questioning in the case linked to his alleged purchase of a London-based property.

In December last year, Sharma had told the ED that he was Vadra’s ‘chela’ (disciple). Sharma was questioned by the agency as part of an ongoing probe against Vadra for allegedly receiving money from defence suppliers.

On December 7, the ED had conducted raids at the premises of some close associates of Vadra, including Sharma, for allegedly receiving money from defence suppliers. The raids were conducted at three places in Delhi, in addition to Bengaluru, according to ED sources said.

The ED sources had said the investigating agency has “evidence” that the persons being raided had received money in their bank accounts from defence suppliers. (ANI)

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