New Delhi: Robert Vadra on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in Delhi’s Patiala House court in connection with a money laundering case, news agency ANI reported. The hearing in the case will be held tomorrow. Also Read - Congress Decides to Postpone Party President Election Due to Pandemic
PTI reported that a lawyer from the prosecution team confirmed that Vadra has sought anticipatory bail in the case in which his close aide Manoj Arora was granted interim protection from arrest till February 6. Also Read - Would Not Have Come to This Had Govt Done Its Job: Rahul Gandhi on Foreign Aid For India
The case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property — located at 12, Bryanston Square — worth 1.9 million pounds, which is allegedly owned by Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Arora is an employee of Vadra’s firm Skylight Hospitality LLP and he is being probed on allegations of money laundering in the purchase of London-based property 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds, which was allegedly owned by Vadra.
The ED had told the court that it has lodged a money laundering case against Arora after his role came up in another case being probed the Income Tax Department under the newly-enacted Black Money Act and domestic tax law against absconding arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.
It said the London-based property was bought by Bhandari for GBP 1.9 million and sold in 2010 for the same amount despite incurring additional expenses of approximately GBP 65,900 on its renovation.
(With agency inuputs)