Priyanka Gandhi says ED ‘leaking’ news on notice to her husband’s firm to media


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday stopped short of accusing the Enforcement Directorate of leaking news to media on sending a notice to firm linked to her husband Robert Vadra.

The ED on Tuesday had reportedly sent a notice to Vadra’s firm Skylight Hospitality in connection with its probe into alleged money laundering in a land deal in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district.

The notice had been issued to the firm Ms Skylight Hospitality under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

“Apparently, we have received it at 4 o’clock today but you received it before us,” Priyanka told reporters.

The Enforcement Directorate, according to PTI, had conducted extensive searches in this case in Rajasthan and other places last month and had claimed to have seized a number of documents.

The probe is believed to be in relation to the purchase of 275 bigha land allegedly by the company in the Kolayat area of the border town of Bikaner.

The central probe agency had registered a criminal case of money laundering in this case last year on the basis of FIRs filed by the state police after the local tehsildar had made a complaint.

The Enforcement Directorate has not mentioned the name of Mr Vadra or any company linked to him in the FIR but it named some state government officials and some of the “land mafia”.