Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third time at his residence in connection with the Sandesara brothers bank fraud and money laundering case probe, officials said.
A three-member team of the central agency along with a few other officials reached Patel’s 23, Mother Teresa Crescent home in the Lutyens’ zone of central Delhi around 11 am.
The team members carried files, wore masks and gloves and were seen sanitising their hands and shoes before beginning the questioning as a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Agency sleuths have questioned Patel, 70, in two separate sessions clocking about 17 hours on June 27 and June 30.
Interestingly former Congress president Rahul Gandhi who has been critical on the Modi government on the China stand-off and other issues has not tweeted anything on Patel so far. Other Congress leaders too are silent on the issue.