Robert Vadra gets permission to travel abroad

A special court in Delhi has allowed Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, to travel abroad.

Robert Vadra, who is an accused in a money-laundering case, had moved an application seeking permission to travel abroad. He is facing allegations of money laundering related to purchase of a property in London at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds.

Robert Vadra has been under the radar of investigating agencies in the past few years. He has been quizzed on multiple occasions in the money-laundering case.

On the other hand, Robert Vadra and the Congress have been maintaining that these charges are baseless and have accused the ruling BJP government of using investigating agencies for vendetta politics.

In his application, Robert Vadra had sought permission to travel to Spain for business purposes.

Accepting his plea, the Rose Avenue court allowed Robert Vadra to travel abroad between September 21 and October 8.

This is second time that the court has allowed Robert Vadra to travel aboard.

However, the Enforcement Directorate, the agency that is investigating the money-laundering case against Robert Vadra, opposed his application seeking permission to travel abroad.

On April 1, Robert Vadra, who is facing investigation in a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), was directed not to leave the country without prior permission by a court.

But, in June, Robert Vadra had filed a plea seeking permission to travel to London, citing medical reasons. Vadra claimed that he has a tumour in his large intestine and needs to travel to London for treatment.