Herald: ED moves HC seeking cancellation of Vadra's anticipatory bail

ED moves HC seeking cancellation of Vadra's anticipatory bail

25 May 2019 06:03am IST
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25 May 2019 06:03am IST

PTI, NEW DELHI: The ED Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to Robert Vadra in a money laundering case, claiming that he was non-cooperative and evasive during the probe and may tamper with the evidence.

It sought quashing of the trial court's April 1 order by which Vadra was granted anticipatory bail, saying the special judge failed to consider the settled position of law that bail should not be "granted in a routine manner".

Filed through ED prosecutor D P Singh, the plea said the protection granted to Vadra -- brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi -- would be detrimental to investigation in the case on certain crucial aspects, including ascertaining the exact source of the alleged tainted money and the end use of the funds involved in the case.

The Enforcement Directorate's plea is likely to be listed for hearing on Monday.

Besides Vadra, the agency has also challenged the anticipatory bail granted to Manoj Arora, an employee of Vadra's Skylight Hospitality LLP and a co-accused in the case.

Vadra is facing allegations of money laundering in purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds.

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