New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday extended Robert Vadra’s interim bail till March 2. Vadra was present at the court for the first time in connection with a money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special Judge Arvind Kumar also extended till March 2 interim protection from arrest to Vadra’s close aide Manoj Arora till March 2. The ED told the court Vadra was not cooperating in the investigation. Defending Vadra, counsel K.T.S. Tulsi said he has visited the ED office thrice and was grilled for 23 hours and 25 minutes.
Special Public Prosecutor D.P. Singh said the ED wanted to interrogate him further in the case. The court asked Vadra and Arora to join investigation as and when required by the ED. The prosecutor argued that Vadra was taking to social media and claiming to be a victim, by posting that he was being “harassed”. He said Vadra’s visit to the court had attracted a lot of media attention and seemed like a wedding procession (baraat).