Delhi court refuses to stay interrogation of Robert Vadra in money laundering case, tells him to appear before ED tomorrow

  • Robert Vadra is an accused in a money laundering case, which is being investigated by the ED

  • The court posted for 2 March the hearing of Vadra's plea seeking directions to stay the ED interrogation

  • The court had on 16 February extended the interim bail granted to Vadra till 2 March

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday refused to stay interrogation of Robert Vadra, accused in a money laundering case, and directed him to join investigation before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday.

Special CBI judge Arvind Kumar directed the agency to supply within five days hard copies of the documents seized from Vadra during raids conducted at his offices in 2018.

The court has now posted for 2 March the hearing of Vadra's plea seeking directions to stay the ED interrogation. Vadra, who is the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, had said in the application moved by him on Saturday that the ED has been interrogating him based on seized documents and, therefore, their copies should be provided to him.

 Delhi court refuses to stay interrogation of Robert Vadra in money laundering case, tells him to appear before ED tomorrow

File image of Robert Vadra. PTI

On 7 December 2018, the agency had carried out raids at Vadra's offices in Delhi.

The court said Vadra will join investigation before the ED after it took up his plea for hearing.

During the hearing, senior advocate KTS Tulsi, appearing for Vadra, alleged that the agency wants to expedite the investigation as elections are approaching and they are losing their patience.

Vadra is facing probe in cases relating to purchase of alleged illegal assets abroad and an alleged land scam in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Vadra has appeared before the ED for questioning on multiple occasions in Delhi and Jaipur.

The court had on 16 February extended the interim bail granted to Vadra till 2 March.

Vadra had filed an anticipatory bail application in the case linked to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth £ 1.9 million. The property is allegedly owned by him.

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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2019 16:20:59 IST