Robert Vadra, brother in law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and under the Enforcement Directorate lens in a money laundering case on Wednesday claimed that he needed to travel to London urgently for medical treatment, but a Delhi court reserved for June 3 its order on his application.
Vadra’s counsel, senior advocate KTS Tulsi, told the court that as per his medical report he has a small tumour in the large intestine and he wanted to take a second opinion in London.
The Enforcement Directorate opposed Vadra’s plea seeking permission to travel to the UK and two other countries for health reasons. The ED said the probe is at a crucial stage.
“His custodial interrogation is required and he may flee. He is facing serious charges. His medical condition is merely a pretext to go where laundered money is parked. The medical condition appears to be routine medical check-up,” said Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for ED.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar said he would pass the order on June 3 after hearing arguments from both the parties.
Vadra, facing investigation in a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), was directed on April 1 not to leave the country without prior permission by a court which had granted him anticipatory bail while imposing several other conditions.
Vadra is facing allegations of money laundering in purchase of a property in London worth nearly two million pounds. 1.9 million pounds.
No sooner had Vadra made the application before the court, twitter exploded with sarcastic comments. “Oh! Really? let it be confirmed first by Indian doctor Melord otherwise this tumour will fled away by fooling the country like Mallya n Nirav.Another tweet said Vadra is a liar… never allow him to go out of India. We have #AIIMS , the best in India…
–India Legal Bureau
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