Vadra tenders apology for violating court-ordered travel restrictions


Businessman Robert Vadra on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology for his alleged violation of the terms and conditions imposed by a Delhi court for travelling to the UK, Italy and Spain.
Special Judge Neelofar Abida Parveen of Rouse Avenue court on Wednesday reserved its order till Thursday on the plea by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to forfeit the fixed deposit and initiate legal proceedings against Vadra for violating terms and conditions imposed by the court for travelling abroad. Vadra offered an unconditional apology, while the ED said action should be initiated against him. He said in an affidavit that he inadvertently made an error and instead of “to Dubai”, he wrote “via Dubai” in the application for permission to travel. Vadra, the husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, is at present on bail in a money laundering case.
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for Robert Vadra. Vadra’s contention was opposed by the counsel for ED. Advocate N K Matta, special public prosecutor (SPP) for ED, submitted that Robert Vadra was directed to submit his address to the court before leaving India and added that even after coming back to India, he did not submit details of places he visited in the UK.