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The Court issued a show cause notice to Robert Vadra, in which he is required to explain why the FDR deposited in accordance with the order dated August 12, 2022, should not be forfeited for violating the terms and conditions of the permission granted to him.
A Delhi Court on Monday, expressed displeasure with the Congress Leader Priyanka Gandhi’s husband and businessman, Robert Vadra’s explanations that he stayed in Dubai for a medical emergency in August 2022, while traveling to UK via UAE. The Court further stated that it was a violation of the terms and conditions of the permission granted to him.
Special Judge Neelofer Abida Perveen of the Rouse Avenue Court, Delhi issued a show cause notice to Vadra in which he is required to explain why the FDR deposited in accordance with the order dated August 12, 2022, should not be forfeited for violating the terms and conditions of the permission granted to him.
The court stated that “I am unable to accept the assertion on the sole affirmation of applicant contained in para 5 of the affidavit that the applicant was forced/compelled under the circumstances on account of medical exigencies to stay at UAE while traveling via UAE to the UK for the simple reason that itinerary filed on August 22, 2022, and copy of the travel tickets indicates that the applicant all along intended to stay from August 25, 2022, to August 29, 2022, at Dubai then travel to London on August 29, 2022.”
Robert Vadra in his affidavit stated that he stayed in the UAE before continuing his journey as he had Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in his left leg and had been advised to rest properly between long-haul flights.
The affidavit further stated that during the said trip, Vadra had to stop and seek medical advice in Dubai on August 27, 2022, for medical emergencies of travelers in Dubai. And it was without any intention to violate any conditions imposed, he stated.
Court noted that the flight and hotel information mentioned in the said undertaking indicated that he will travel to the United Kingdom via the United Arab Emirates, as permitted by the Special Court.
On August 12, the Special Judge permitted Robert Vadra to travel abroad to the UK via UAE, Spain, and Italy for four weeks.
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