New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue court on Monday allowed Robert Vadra, an accused in a money laundering case, to travel abroad for six weeks.

Vadra, brother-in law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, has been permitted to travel to the US and the Netherlands for six weeks and has been asked to submit his travel schedule.

The court, however, declined his plea to travel to London. Vadra's counsel KTS Tulsi had told the court that Vadra will not go to London, according to his plea, if the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had an objection.

Vadra is facing allegations of money laundering involving the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds.

He has been permitted to travel on the condition that he will submit his address and contact details. He needs to deposit an additional FDR or bank guarantee of 25 lakhs, will not tamper with the evidence and try to influence any witness.

The ED’s counsels had opposed Vadra’s travel plea who had filed the petition to travel abroad on medical grounds.

The Delhi court on April 1 had granted anticipatory bail to Vadra and his close aide Manoj Arora in a money laundering case.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar had granted the relief to Vadra for a personal bond of 5 lakh and a surety of the same amount. The court had said Vadra will not leave the country without permission.


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