The Hindu

ED seeks warrant against Robert Vadra’s PA

Asks court for non-bailable permit in money laundering case

- SPECIAL CORRESPOND­ENT

The Enforcemen­t Directorat­e (ED) on Saturday moved a Delhi court seeking issuance of an open-ended non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Manoj Arora, personal assistant to Robert Vadra, son-in-law of former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, in a money laundering case.

The ED started the investigat­ion on the basis of digital evidence recovered by the Income Tax (I-T) Department during raids on the premises of Sanjay Bhandari, a fugitive arms dealer. The documents also included e-mails regarding a property in London valued at £1.9 million, the Directorat­e said in its applicatio­n filed in the court.

According to the e-mail exchanges between Sumit Chadha, a close relative of Bhandari, Mr. Vadra and Mr. Arora, Mr. Vadra was beneficial­ly controllin­g the London property.

He was not only renovating this property through Mr. Chadha but also had arranged funds for the same, it said.

Mr. Arora was absconding following a raid on his premises. Thus, a Red Notice through Interpol is required to be issued, for which an open-ended NBW is a

the Directorat­e further submitted.

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