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ED searches Vadra’s office

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday carried out searches at the office of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra in an ongoing probe into the 2012 land deal in Kolayat in Rajasthan, official sources said.

The searches at the Sukhdeo Vihar office began at 11 a.m.

The action came after Vadra ignored fresh summons issued to him late last month.

The official said the agency was also searching the premises of Vadra’s close associates in the national capital region and Bengaluru.

The agency had issued the latest summons to Vadra as he did not personally appear on November 30 and instead sent his legal representative.

The ED has been probing an alleged scam in the purchase of land in Kolayat area in Bikaner district.

According to ED officials, Skylight Hospitality purchased 69.55 hectares of land for Rs 72 lakh and then sold it to Allegeny Finlease for Rs 5.15 crore, earning a profit of Rs 4.43 crore.

The agency registered a criminal case under the Money Laundering Act in 2015, taking cognizance of the case filed by the Rajasthan Police.

–IANS
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