A Special CBI court on Monday granted anticipatory bail plea to Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in the money laundering case against him and his close aide Manoj Arora. While both accused in the money-laundering case were on interim bail, the Special CBI court has asked Robert Vadra and Manoj Arora to furnish a personal bail bond of Rs. 5 lakhs.
Also, while out on bail, both Robert Vadra and Manoj Arora cannot travel abroad without prior permission.
Expressing happiness and contentment over court's verdict in the case, Robert Vadra' counsel and Congress leader Abhishek Mani Singhvi said Vadra is fully cooperating in the case.
Adding that Vadra is being targeted due to political affiliation, Singhvi further said:
"The accused (Robert Vadra) on his own without any court order came back from abroad when the summons were issued. After coming back, he had had 68 hours of grueling investigations. There is no IOTA on evidence on how he tampered with the evidence in the case," Singhvi said while speaking to the reporters after the case verdict.
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday had sought custodial interrogation of Robert Vadra in the money laundering case. The agency sought the custodial interrogation of Vadra before Special Judge Arvind Kumar.
ED told a special CBI court that Vadra was harassing the investigative agency and countered his claims of "political witch hunt" and harassment during the hearing of the anticipatory bail pleas of Vadra and his associate Manoj Arora.
Robert Vadra has been facing allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds. He was granted interim protection from arrest by a Delhi court till March 27.
Meanwhile, Senior advocate K T S Tulsi, appearing for Vadra, had denied all allegations against him and said that he has not misused the liberty granted to him by the court.
(With ANI inputs)