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Court extends Robert Vadra’s interim bail

A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the interim protection granted to Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, until March 25.

The enforcement directorate (ED), in response to an earlier bail plea by Vadra, filed its response and sought his custodial interrogation. Special CBI judge Arvind Kumar adjourned the matter until March 25, for arguments on Vadra and his aide Manoj Arora’s anticipatory bail.

Vadra had filed an anticipatory bail application in the case linked to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property worth 1.9 million pounds. The ED alleged that he owns the property.

While opposing Vadra’s bail plea, the ED’s special public prosecutors DP Singh and Nitesh Rana said Vadra may “influence witnesses.” The two rejected Vadra’s claims that he is a “victim of a political vendetta and harassment”. The ED said Vadra was taking advantage of the interim protection by denying links to the evidence that the agency found against him.

First Published:
Mar 19, 2019 23:15 IST

Source: HindustanTimes