New Delhi: Special CBI court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to businessman Robert Vadra in money laundering case. Special Judge Arvind Kumar granted the relief to the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on furnishing a personal bail bond of Rs five lakh and a surety of the same amount. Court also allows anticipatory bail to his close aide Manoj Arora. Also Read - AIFF: Halts Relegation For The 2020-21 I-League Due to Pandemic
While granting relief, the court said Vadra will not leave the country without prior permission. It also imposed certain condition such as – (a) Both Robert Vadra and Manoj Arora will have to join the investigation when called. (b)No tampering with evidence or influence witnesses. Also Read - WV Raman's Exit, Ramesh Powar's Appointment as Women's Cricket Team Head Coach Surprises Deep Dasgupta
The Enforcement Directorate, which had questioned Vadra several times, opposed the plea, saying his custodial interrogation was necessary for the probe. Also Read - CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Latest Update: Education Minister Nishank Likely to Take Final Decision on May 17. Read Details
About the case:
The case is related to the ownership of overseas assets worth 1.9 million pounds in London. Last year on December 7, the ED had raided several of Vadra’s properties in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru. Arora, an employee of Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality LLP, was a key person in the case and he was aware of the latter’s overseas undeclared assets and was instrumental in arranging funds, the ED had alleged.