Robert Vadra (PTI file)
Robert Vadra (PTI file)

ED approaches Delhi HC seeking cancellation of bail granted to Robert Vadra

  • A trial court had granted Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, an anticipatory bail on 1 April in a money laundering case
  • The plea is likely to be heard on 27 May

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) approached the Delhi High Court on Friday seeking the cancellation of bail granted to Robert Vadra in a money laundering case. A trial court had granted Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, an anticipatory bail on 1 April.

The plea is likely to be heard on 27 May.

The plea filed ED counsel DP Singh said the protection granted to Vadra would be detrimental to the investigation and it was necessary to cancel the anticipatory bail to unearth the entire source of credit used to purchase properties.

The ED has also challenged an anticipatory bail granted to Manoj Arora, an employee of Vadra's Skylight Hospitality LLP and a co-accused in the case.

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

While granting bail, on a personal bond of 5 lakh and a surety of the same amount, the trial court had directed Vadra not to leave the country without prior permission and also to join the investigation as and when called by the investigating officer.

In his bail application, Vadra had alleged that he was being subjected to "unwarranted, unjustified and malicious criminal prosecution which on the face of it is completely politically motivated and is being carried out for reasons other than those prescribed under law".

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