Court stay on Robert Vadra’s arrest extended till May 17

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May 4, 2019, 11:04 am


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Jaipur: The Jodhpur bench of Rajasthan high court has extended the stay on the arrest of Robert Vadra – brother in law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi-till May 17 in connection with the Bikaner land scam.

The single bench of Justice Vijay Vishnoi gave these orders while hearing the criminal petition filed by Skylight Hospitality Private Limited.

The land scam case was to come up for hearing on Friday. The hearing will now take place on May 17. The court stayed the arrest of the company’s partners till May 17.

On January 21, the court had directed the partner of the company to appear before ED for the investigation in a money laundering case. The court said that the ED would be free to probe the case, but it wouldn’t be allowed to make an arrest.

Robert Vadra has been questioned by Enforcement Directorate in Jaipur Delhi several times.

In 2015, tehsildar of Bikaner registered a complaint about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area that borders Pakistan. FIRs were registered with the Rajasthan police. The ED wanted to question Vadra about the operations of a firm — Skylight Hospitality Private Limited — allegedly linked to him, which had purchased land in the area.

First published: May 4, 2019