The Patiala House Court in New Delhi directed businessman and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband Robert Vadra to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday at 10.30 am in the money laundering case. However, the court rejected Vadra's second application seeking a stay in the interrogation until the documents relating to the case are provided to him.
A Delhi court on Monday directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to provide digital copy of documents seized during raids at Robert Vadra's properties to him. The agency gave the soft copies of all the said documents to Vadra's counsel KTS Tulsi, in connection with money laundering case. Vadra had moved the Patiala House Court with an application to seek copies of the documents in possession of the central agency on Saturday. The court also directed the Enforcement Directorate to provide the hard copies of the documents to Robert Vadra's legal team within 5 days, in connection with the money laundering case.
"Robert Vadra moves Delhi's Patiala House Court with an application to seek the copy of the documents in possession of Enforcement Directorate (ED), in connection with money laundering case. Court has issued a notice to ED, next hearing in the case is on 25 February," the news agency ANI reported.
Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, has been grilled by the investigating agency for questioning on multiple occasions in Delhi and Jaipur.
The ED case against Vadra relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property, located at 12, Bryanston Square and worth 1.9 million pounds, which is allegedly owned by the businessman in a "benami" way. The money laundering cases also include an alleged land scam in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
On February 16, Delhi’s Patiala House Court extended the interim bail granted to Vadra till March 2. Vadra had on February 1 moved to Delhi court seeking anticipatory bail in the money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
(With inputs from agencies)