Days after the ED summoned him in connection with a money laundering probe in a land scam case, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra on Wednesday termed it a "political witch-hunt" and alleged that government departments were operating on an "agenda to besmirch" his reputation.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had summoned Vadra in connection with its money laundering probe in a land scam case in Rajasthan's border city of Bikaner, officials had said last last week.
"The political witch-hunt carries on unceasingly with government departments clearly operating on an agenda to besmirch my dignity and reputation," he alleged in a Facebook post.
Vadra said he had cooperated fully with the government departments for the last four-and-a-half years and would continue to do so.
"On the last occasion they summoned me for documents, my lawyer sat there for three hours and handed over an exhaustive set of documents, yet again. It is indeed strange that I was asked for the very same documents once again even though they had already been furnished over the last few years," he said.
Vadra also alleged that he was sent another summon within 24 hours without the agency even perusing the latest set of 600 documents supplied to it.
(with news agency inputs)