Benami assets case: I-T officials at Robert Vadra residence to record statement

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NEW DELHI: A team of income tax department officials on Tuesday reached the residence of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, for the second consecutive day to record his statement in connection with 'benami' properties case.
The team arrived around 2.45pm at Vadra's Sukhdev Vihar residence in Delhi, according to I-T department sources.
The team would be questioning Vadra on his business dealings.

Earlier on Monday, the I-T team had recorded the statement of Vadra for over nine hours. The team is questioning Vadra as he was unable to join the probe during the Covid pandemic.
Vadra is married to Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is general secretary of the Congress.
Vadra on Monday had described the I-T department questioning as "vendetta politics" and said that he will be cooperating with any of the investigative agencies and truth will prevail.

He is being probed by the I-T department in connection with the benami properties.
Besides the I-T department, Vadra is also being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) pertaining to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. It is alleged that the said property is allegedly owned by Vadra.
He is currently out on anticipatory bail.
(With inputs from agencies)

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