Robert Vadra to appear before Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday in 2009 petroleum deal case

New Delhi: Businessman Robert Vadra will join Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigation in the 2009 petroleum deal case on Wednesday.

The Patiala House Court had granted interim bail to Vadra on Saturday till 16 February in connection with a money laundering case against him.

Robert Vadra to appear before Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday in 2009 petroleum deal case

A file photo of Robert Vadra. PTI

During the course of the hearing, the ED had told the court that they had learnt about more overseas properties related to Vadra hence, he should join the probe. It also said Vadra and his associates got kickbacks in the petroleum deal inked in 2009.

A day ahead of the hearing, Vadra had filed an anticipatory bail plea in connection with the case and claimed that he was being targeted and subjected to false prosecution which has the colour of "political witch hunt." He also stated in his petition that he is a law-abiding citizen.

On 11 January, a Delhi court had granted interim protection from arrest to Manoj Arora, an alleged close aide of Vadra, in connection with a money laundering case against him.

The Patiala House Court also ordered Arora to appear before the ED on Saturday and join the investigation. Earlier on 5 January, the ED had moved Patiala Court seeking the issuance of an open-ended non-bailable warrant against Arora.

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Updated Date: Feb 05, 2019 22:24:37 IST

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