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Robert Vadra permitted to go abroad for medical treatment, business purposes

Robert Vadra permitted to go abroad for medical treatment, business purposes

New Delhi, Dec 9 (UNI) A Special Court on Monday permitted Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Indian National Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, to travel abroad for medical treatment and business purposes.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar, after hearing submissions on behalf of both sides, allowed the application of Mr Vadra to go abroad on the terms and conditions.

Directorate of Enforcement has accused Mr Vadra of Money Laundering.

It has alleged that Mr Vadra has violated the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the purchase of an upscale mansion at 12, Bryanston Square in London, which has an estimated value of 1.9 million pounds(1 pound sterling= Rs 85). He is further facing allegations of shadowy land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan during the regime of the previous INC Governments.

Mr Vadra, who has sought to travel abroad for medical treatment and business purpose, submitted that he has always cooperated with the investigating agency and appeared whenever summoned.

He asserted that there is no risk of tampering with any evidence as the investigating agency has already seized every document related to the case.

ED opposed the application, contending that Mr Vadra, who is scheduled to fly out today, approached the court at the last moment leaving inadequate time for it to verify details.

Counsel for Mr Vadra submitted that Directorate of Enforcement is carrying out a "fishing and roving enquiry" and has no material to support the allegations made against him. Mr Vadra, defence contended, has no properties outside India whatsoever nor does he have any beneficial ownership of any property outside India. He said that Mr Vadra needs to travel to Spain for medical treatment and business purpose as during his recent medical checkup, a new complication was diagnosed.

Incidentally, today is Ms Sonia Gandhi's 73rd birthday.

UNI XC RP1601

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