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Robert Vadra seeks permission to go abroad

Robert Vadra, facing investigation in a money laundering case, was directed by a Delhi court on April 1 not to leave the country without prior permission

May 21, 2019 03:26 pm | Updated May 22, 2019 01:12 am IST - New Delhi

Robert Vadra. File

Robert Vadra. File

Robert Vadra, son-in-law of former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday moved an application in a court here seeking permission to go abroad. He is an accused in a money laundering case.

While granting anticipatory bail in February, Special Judge Arvind Kumar had asked him not leave the country without his permission.

Urging the court to take up the application for hearing on May 24, counsel for Mr. Vadra also requested it not to share his itinerary details with any third party keeping in view his security.

The Enforcement Directorate had started its investigation into the matter on the basis of digital evidence recovered by the Income-Tax Department during raids on the premises of Sanjay Bhandari, a fugitive arms dealer.

The documents also included e-mails regarding a property in London valued at £1.9 million, the ED had said in an application filed in January for issuance of a non-bailable warrant against personal assistant to Mr. Vadra, Manoj Arora, in the case.

According to the e-mail exchanges between Sumit Chadha, a close relative of Mr. Bhandari, Mr. Vadra and Mr. Arora, Mr. Vadra was beneficially controlling the London property. He was not only renovating this property through Mr. Chadha, but also had arranged funds for the same, the directorate’s application alleged.

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