Enforcement Directorate officials on Friday started raids at multiple locations linked to Robert Vadra in Delhi and Bengaluru, triggering a sharp reaction from the Congress that described the raids as an effort to divert the narrative. According to ANI news, ED officials had reached three locations in Delhi and some more in Bengaluru.
According to news agency PTI, the searches were being carried out at locations of Vadra’s associates over alleged commission received in defence deals.
News of the raids came within minutes of the close of polling in Rajasthan and Telangana, the last of the five states where assembly elections have been conducted over the last few weeks.
“Sure shot defeat in 5 States unnerves Modi Govt to again use the old tools – unleash revenge and vendetta against Mr. Robert Vadra to divert the narrative,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.
“Such cowardice & intimidation will not subjugate either the Congress Party or the will of people. Satyamev Jayate!,” the Congress spokesperson said.
The Enforcement Directorate had registered a criminal case in connection with the land deal in 2015, acting on a bunch of FIRs and chargesheets filed by the Rajasthan Police after a Bikaner official complained about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area, considered sensitive due to its proximity to the Indo-Pak border.
First Published: Dec 07, 2018 17:56 IST
Raids at premises linked to Robert Vadra, Congress says vendetta – Hindustan Times