Ahmed Patel questioned by Enforcement Directorate for the 3rd time in Sterling Biotech Case

Senior Congress leader from Gujarat was grilled by the Enforcement Directorate for the third time in the money laundering case involving Sterling Biotech, a pharma company headquartered in Vadodara

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Ahmed Patel questioned by Enforcement Directorate for the 3rd time in the Sterling Biotech Case. In an interrogation series, that spanned over 3 days, for almost 26 hours together, the Senior Congress leader, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat is under the radar of the agency in connection with 14,500 crore Sterling Biotech Bank Fraud.

In the round of interrogations this long, the ED is said to have asked him a set of 128 questions. Going into the detailings of the session, he was questioned for 8 hours on Thursday. Before that, he was grilled for 10 hours on a trot on Tuesday. Which with the questioning understandably continued on Wednesday as well. When he was surrounded by questions from 3 member team of senior ED official. For a stint of almost 8 hours again.

At the beginning of this month, Ahmed Patel was summoned by the ED to be questioned. So as to join the investigation, but he demurred from being a participant. However, siting COVID-19 scare, taking his age into consideration.

The 70-year-old politician. Who is said to be a close ally of Sonia Gandhi, the AICC President. Had managed to scrape through in the Rajya Sabha elections held last year.

 

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