Robert Vadra’s custodial interrogation required, ED tells court

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New Delhi, Mar 28 (PTI) The Enforcement Directorate Thursday sought dismissal of Robert Vadra’s anticipatory bail application in a money laundering case and told a Delhi court that he is required for custodial interrogation.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar, who extended his interim protection from arrest till April 1, said he will pronounce order on Vadra’s application on Monday.
ED said Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, “needed to be dealt with custodial interrogation and that there was a risk of tampering with the investigation”.
Vadra, facing allegations of money laundering in purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds, was earlier granted interim protection from arrest by the court till March 27.
ED told the court that there was fresh evidence in the case, including the e-mail trail in which the purchase and renovation of the London-based property was discussed.
“The anticipatory bail needs to be dismissed. Robert Vadra needs to be dealt with custodial interrogation,” ED’s special public prosecutor D P Singh and Nitesh Rana told the court.
Rana also accused Vadra of politicising the matter.
In his anticipatory bail plea, Vadra has alleged that he was being subjected to “unwarranted, unjustified and malicious criminal prosecution which on the face of it is completely politically motivated and is being carried out for reasons other than those prescribed under law”.

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