A Special Delhi Court allowed Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband Robert Vadra's application seeking permission to travel abroad on Friday. The Delhi court's Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Robert Vadra to travel to Spain from September 21 to October 8 for "business purpose". Robert Vadra, who is facing probe in a money laundering case, was also granted anticipatory bail in the case. He was granted bail on the condition that he cannot leave the country without the permission of the court.
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra had on September 9 moved the Delhi court seeking permission to travel to Spain and other European countries on business. Earlier in June, the court had allowed Vadra to travel to the USA and Netherlands over health reasons for six weeks. However, he was denied permission to go to the UK over ED's apprehension that Robert Vadra may temper with the evidence in London in the money-laundering case against him. He has been money laundering allegations in a case related to the purchase of undisclosed property in London worth 1.9 million pounds. Under ED's radar, Vadra has been questioned by the probe on several occasions for alleged connection in the case.
While Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband has pleaded not guilty, the investigating agency maintained that it has reliable evidence against him in the money laundering case. The agency had told a Delhi court that it has received information about various new properties in London which belong to Vadra. These include two houses, one worth 5 million GBP and the other valued at 4 million GBP, six other flats and more properties. However, Robert Vadra has denied the allegations of possessing illegal foreign assets and termed them a political witch hunt against him.
On several occasions, Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law has made appearances in posters put up the Congress party. In a recent event, he made a special appearance in the posters congratulating Sonia Gandhi on being appointed as the party's interim president that were put outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi.