Robert Vadra's assets worth Rs 4.62 cr attached

Robert Vadra's assets worth Rs 4.62 cr attached

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 4.62 crore of a firm linked to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband Robert Vadra and others in connection with the Bikaner land scam case.

"ED attaches assets worth Rs 4.62 crore of Robert Vadra’s company M/s Sky Light Hospitality (P) Ltd (Now LLP) and others In Kolayat (Bikaner) Land Scam Case," the agency said in a tweet.

The ED said the attached assets include movable assets amounting to Rs 18,59,500 pertaining to four individuals and one immovable property situated at 268, Sukhdev Vihar in New Delhi to the extent of Rs 4,43,36,550 owned by Vadra's company. 

The action came in a case registered in connection with the deal in 2015, taking cognisance of a clutch of FIRs and chargesheets filed by Rajasthan Police. The police had filed an FIR after the tehsildar of Bikaner complained about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area, considered sensitive due to its proximity to the Indo-Pak border.

Earlier this week, Vadra and his mother Maureen had appeared before the ED in Jaipur. Last week, the ED had questioned Vadra in Delhi for three days in connection with a money laundering probe against him for allegedly procuring assets abroad in an illegal manner.