Today, Delhi High Court has refused to grant any interim relief to businessman Robert Vadra, who is husband of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and brother-in-law of Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi.
A division bench of Justice Vinod Goel and Hima Kohli has asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and the Centre to file response on Mr. Vadra and his links with Manoj Arora’s petition, which challenging certain provisions of PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act).
Delhi High Court has asked Mr. Vadra to lodge an affidavit that explains maintainability of his petition and listed the matter for further hearing on May 2.
On March 19, the Trial Court has extended his interim protection from detention till March 25, will hear Mr. Vadra’s anticipatory bail petition post lunch.
Several times, the ED has interrogated Mr. Vadra. It further requested the Trial Court to reject his anticipatory bail as it may need his custodial interrogation over the case.
The money laundering case is related to the ownership of 1.9 million pounds overseas property by Robert Vadra. It also pertains to undisclosed foreign assets and properties to evade tax.