Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra has been granted interim protection from arrest by the Patiala House Court, Delhi.
Delhi’s Patiala House Court grants interim protection to Robert Vadra till 16th February pic.twitter.com/NozgEY3AwB
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Vadra has been given the interim protection from arrest till February 16. He had applied for anticipatory bail in the court yesterday in a money laundering case after fresh money laundering case was filed by he Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Skylight Hospitality firm owned by Vadra. The case is in relation to alleged financial irregularities in land deals in Gurgaon, Haryana in 2008.
The court has also asked Vadra is to appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning on February 6.
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On January 14, the executive assistant and alleged close-aid of Vadra, Manoj Arora, was grilled by the ED for his alleged involvement in benami properties of Vadra in the UK. The ED had issued a look-out circular against Arora in December last year after he failed to answer several summons by the ED. The ED had then moved the court seeking issuance of an open-ended non-bailable warrant against Arora.
Vadra and his mother were also summoned by the Rajasthan High Court to appear before the ED on February 12th in the Bikaner Land Scam case.