New Delhi: An Enforcement Directorate (ED) team on Saturday visited senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s residence in Delhi and questioned him in connection with the Sandesara brothers money laundering case, officials said.
They said a three-member team reached Patel’s home at 23, Mother Teresa Crescent in the Lutyens zone of central Delhi around 11:30 am. The team members were seen carrying files and wearing masks and gloves as precautionary measures against coronavirus spread.
Patel’s statement is being recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and the politicians’ purported links with the Sandesara brothers are under the scanner, they said.
The ED had summoned Patel, 70, twice for questioning in the case but the Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat later cited prevailing COVID-19 guidelines that advises senior citizens to stay indoors in order to remain safe from the pandemic.
The agency then assured the Congress party treasurer that all care will be taken while he is questioned at its office but it was pointed out by his legal team that there are media reports about coronavirus cases being found in the ED Headquarters too.