On Monday, Robert Vadra, the husband of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the son-in-law of interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, went to a Delhi court seeking permission to travel to Spain and other European countries on business purpose.

Mr. Vadra is facing an investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Senior advocate K T S Tulsi is appearing for Robert Vadra told Special Judge Arvind Kumar that his client wanted to travel to some European countries from September 21 to October 8.

Seeking time to reply to the application, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that it needed to verify details of the plea on its own too. On September 12, the court has now raised the matter for hearing.

Robert Vadra was accused of money laundering which is connected to purchase of a property in London at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. In June, the court allowed Robert Vadra to travel to the US and Netherlands for six weeks on account of health reasons.

However, it did not allow Robert Vadra to go to the United Kingdom apprehending that the accused may destroy the evidence if allowed to go to the UK. On April 1, Robert Vadra was directed by the local court not to leave the country without prior permission.

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