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ED raids Congress worker Jagdish Sharma's residence, detains him for questioning

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The (ED) on Saturday conducted a raid at the residence of Sharma.

Sharma, who is believed to be a close aide of businessman Robert Vadra, has also been taken to the ED office for questioning.

"is being framed. wants to trap Searches are on at my residence. What will they get when there is nothing. They are taking me to ED office for questioning," Sharma told ANI.

On Friday, the ED conducted raids at the premises of some close associates of Vadra, of for allegedly receiving money from defence suppliers, according to sources in the investigating agency. The raids were conducted at three places in and Bengaluru, the ED sources said.

While Vadra's cried foul, ED sources said the investigating agency has "evidence" that the persons being raided had received money in their from

Khaitan claimed that the ED officials raided "close associates" and business partners of Vadra without even showing any

Vadra had earlier this week alleged that the corruption probe against him was the result of a political witch-hunt aimed at "besmirching his dignity and reputation".

In a post, Vadra claimed that the authorities were well aware of the fact that there was no case against him, adding that the proceedings were a mere "media circus" to distract the public.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 10:37 IST