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Priyanka flies off to Jaipur after Lucknow roadshow

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landed in on Monday night to accompany her husband to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on Tuesday after he was summoned for interrogation in connection with an alleged land scam in the state's

Brother-in-of Rahul Gandhi, was already in when Priyanka Gandhi, who had carried out a road show in with her brother and other leaders in her first visit to the state after being appointed party incharge for East UP, reached there. He had reached the capital in the afternoon along with his mother

was to address the party workers at the Congress's Mall Avenue office after Rahul but she chose not to. An interaction with the media was also aborted last minute.

She was slated to spend the night and three more days in but flew to

Sources privy to the development however said that she will be back again amid workers on Tuesday and the remaining three days programme will be as per schedule.

was summoned in connection with an alleged scam concerning 275 acres of land in the Kolayat sub-division of district.

According to sources, he will have to answer 55 questions as being drafted by the Directorate.

Last week in Delhi, Vadra was subjected to intense interrogation by the ED in connection with a money laundering probe against him for his alleged role in procuring assets abroad in an illegal manner.

The fresh summon by the ED comes after the High Court directed Vadra and his mother to cooperate with the ED, as Vadra did not report to the agency even after being sent three summons in the land scam case earlier.

Vadra and his mother's statements shall be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

A criminal case was registered by the ED in connection with the land deal made in 2015 after studying FIRs and charge-sheets filed by the Police on complaints made by the Bikaner tehsil office about alleged forgery in the land allotment.

The ED, sources said, will question Vadra about Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd, a firm allegedly connected to him, which purchased the said land in the area.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 00:24 IST
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