Robert Vadra has appeared before the ED multiple times in connection with the case. (IANS File Photo)
In a major relief for Robert Vadra, Delhi court on Friday allowed the businessman to travel abroad for a deal in Europe. Special judge Arvind Kumar granted permission to son-in-law of Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi to travel to Spain from September 21 to October 8. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband is facing probe under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Vadra is facing allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. The case is being probed under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Earlier, a Delhi court allowed Vadra to travel abroad for six weeks for a checkup and obtain a second medical opinion on an ailment he is suffering from.
Vadra has appeared before the ED multiple times in connection with the case as also in another criminal money laundering case related to alleged irregularities of land allotment in Rajasthan's Bikaner district.
In this case, the businessman appeared for the 11th time on Tuesday while in the Bikaner case, he has deposed twice before the ED at its Jaipur office.
The ED case against Vadra relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million GBP (British pounds), which is allegedly owned by him.
The agency had told a Delhi court that it has received information about various new properties in London which belong to Vadra. These include two houses--one worth 5 million GBP and the other valued at 4 million GBP, six other flats and more properties.
The agency, meanwhile, appointed a new IO for the case as the incumbent Rajiv Sharma is set to be promoted.