A special court in Delhi on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in a money laundering case.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar gave the same relief to Vadra’s personal assistant Manoj Arora in the same case and directed both of them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh each with one surety each of the like amount.
“Considering the overall facts and circumstances, I consider it to be a fit case for grant of anticipatory bail. Thus, in the event of arrest, the applicant shall be released on bail on furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs 5 lakh with one surety of the like amount,” the court said.
It directed that the two shall not tamper with evidence or try to “influence” the witnesses in any manner.
“Applicants (Vadra and Arora) shall join the investigation as and when called. Applicants shall not leave India without the permission of the court,” the court ordered.
Vadra is facing probe in connection with allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property worth 1.9 million pounds. Fearing pre-arrest regarding “ownership of undisclosed assets abroad”, he moved the trial court on February 1, seeking protection from arrest. He is on anticipatory bail since February 2.