File Pic Robert Vadra
File Pic Robert Vadra

ED to provide documents to Vadra's legal team within 5 days in money laundering case: Court

ANI | Updated: Feb 25, 2019 14:06 IST

New Delhi (India), Feb 25 (ANI): A Delhi court on Monday directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to provide hard copies of documents to the legal team of Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, within five days in connection with a money laundering case.
The Patiala House court will hear at 2 pm Vadra's second application seeking stay on interrogation until the documents relating to the case were provided to him.
Vadra does not need to join the interrogation by the ED till then, CBI Special Court Judge Arvind Kumar said.
During the hearing, the ED filed soft copies, including a hard disk and CDs, in the court.
Vadra's counsel KTS Tulsi alleged before the court that the agency wants to rush the case as elections are approaching.
Vadra has moved two applications, one seeking documents from the ED and another stay on his questioning till all the documents were provided.
On Saturday, he moved his second application seeking a direction to the agency for stay on the interrogation in the money laundering case until the documents were supplied to him.
Vadra also sought a direction to the ED to provide a complete list of documents with full description, which were seized during searches at his office.
"The court directed that the hard copies of the documents will be supplied except the blank pages if there were any in the files. So, all the 185 files running into a total of 23,000 pages have to be supplied within five days," Tulsi said.
In the application, it has been mentioned that close to 23,000 pages were removed from Vadra’s office and the ED is now asking him to produce something “which is already in their custody.”
The pages were removed in Vadra’s absence, the application alleged. (ANI)