ED grills Niira Radia for second time

ED grills Niira Radia for second time

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which investigates money laundering and foreign exchange violations, questioned Niira Radia, a lobbyist for Reliance Industries Ltd and the Tata group, on Wednesday.

This is the second time that Radia has appeared before the ED, after she was unable to keep a 19 October appointment owing to health reasons.

The interrogation was based on information submitted by Radia on 12 November, according to an ED official associated with the investigation. The data related to four of her companies—Vaishnavi Corporate Communications Pvt. Ltd, Noesis Strategic Consulting Services (Pvt.) Ltd, Vitcom Consulting Pvt. Ltd and NeUCom Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

“We have been fully cooperating with the agency and will continue to do so," said a Vaishnavi spokesperson. “We have provided all information sought by ED in the second week of November. The meeting was cordial and officials wanted some clarification since the data submitted by us contain every transaction."