New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted more time to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a reply on Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a plea challenging money laundering charges against him.

A division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Vinod Goel asked the directorate to file a reply on the plea by Vadra and his close associate Manoj Arora challenging certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) within a week.

Thereafter, Vadra and Arora will file a rejoinder on the ED's response within two weeks. Vadra was represented by KTS Tulsi and the agency was represented Amit Mahajan.

The court has listed the matter for further hearing on July 18.

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. Vadra and Arora were granted anticipatory bail by a Delhi court on April 1.

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