New Delhi, December 9: Congress worker Jagdish Sharma, who was detained by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday morning, was released by the investigating agency on Saturday evening. However, Sharma made a controversial remark in regards to the probe on Robert Vadra. Sharma, who is believed to be a close aide of businessman Robert Vadra said that the ED was pressurising him to name Robert Vadra. ED Raids Congress leader Jagdish Sharma's Home, Detains Him For Questioning.
The Congress worker claimed that he knows Robert Vadra from last 25 years and commented that Robert Vadra "hasn't done any wrong."
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Jagdish Sharma, Congress worker after ED released him: I think since govt couldn't prove the land scams against Robert Vadra, they are doing these things. I was pressurised and asked to name various people. I know Robert Sahab from last 25 years & he hasn't done any wrong. pic.twitter.com/u6gnhdfvLK
— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2018
Earlier in the day, the ED conducted a raid at the residence of Sharma and took him to its office for questioning. Later, the agency detained him as he was not cooperating in the interrogation, sources in the investigating agency said on Saturday.
"Jagdish Sharma is not cooperating with ED officials. Currently, he is being questioned by ED in Jamnagar House. We would look for his arrest in case of non-cooperation," the ED sources said.
Sharma, while being taken to the ED office said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi government wants to "trap" Vadra. "Robert Vadra is being framed. Modi government wants to trap Robert Vadra. 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. (With ANI Inputs)