Delhi HC Seeks Robert Vadra's Response On ED's Plea To Cancel His Anticipatory Bail In PMLA Case

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The Delhi High Court on Monday sought Robert Vadra's response on an Enforcement Directorate plea seeking cancellation of his anticipatory bail in a money-laundering case.

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The Delhi High Court on Monday sought Robert Vadra's response on an Enforcement Directorate plea seeking cancellation of his anticipatory bail in a money-laundering case.

Justice Chander Shekhar issued notice to Vadra on ED's petition challenging trial court's April 1 order, which granted him anticipatory bail.

The court also sought the response of Vadra's close aide Manoj Arora on the agency's plea seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail.

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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing ED in the court, said they required his custody as Vadra was not cooperating in the investigation and and the trial court had not discussed the gravity of the offense in its order.

Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is facing allegations of money laundering in purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds (over Rs 17 crore).

The case is being probed under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

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Earlier on Sunday, Republic TV has learnt that Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra had planned to travel abroad ahead of his court hearing in the money laundering case in which he is being probed.

A day after the 2019 Lok Sabha election exit polls projected that the Congress would suffer a heavy defeat, Robert Vadra had filed an application seeking permission to travel abroad. However, he insisted on keeping his travel plans a secret, alleging a threat to his life. Vadra submitted his travel itinerary to the court in a sealed envelope, Republic TV has learnt. 

Suspecting that Vadra could influence witnesses in the money-laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate has been opposing his anticipatory bail plea in the matter. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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