ED seeks warrant against Robert Vadra’s PA
Asks court for non-bailable permit in money laundering case
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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