The Special CBI Court today reserved its order in Robert Vadra’s anticipatory bail plea in connection with a money laundering case..The order would be pronounced by Judge Arvind Kumar on April 1..Robert Vadra is facing probe in relation to allegations of money laundering in purchasing a property in London worth 1.9 million pound. He had moved the CBI Court in February seeking anticipatory bail..Robert Vadra is currently on interim bail which has been extended till April 1..Appearing for Robert Vadra, Senior Advocates KTS Tulsi and Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued that the Enforcement Directorate had no legal evidence to sustain their allegations against Robert Vadra. Even the ECIR has no mention of Vadra or his aide Manoj Arora, the Court was informed..“There is no contract or payment for any foreign asset… They have interrogated me for over 60 hours… There are only conjectures. They have nothing more than a half baked case. There is nothing to gain from custodial interrogation except forced confession. “, Tulsi argued..Further denying any relationship with absconding arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, Tulsi urged the Agency not to associate Bhandari’s alleged wrongdoings with Robert Vadra..“Whatever money Bhandari has received, I am not part of it. The Agency is not investigating persons who are real owners (of the London property).”.Taking the defence further, Singhvi remarked that the ED was loading the Court with “prejudice upon prejudice”..Singhvi argued that at this stage the Court must only satisfy itself with the ‘triple test’ applied in bail matters. He thus claimed that Robert Vadra was neither a flight risk nor was there any possibility of evidence tampering. He further stated that Robert Vadra had always cooperated with the investigation, so there was no issue of non-cooperation as well..“The ED has seized 23,000 pages of documents (from my office). What tampering can I do now?“, Singhvi said..He further stated that the Agency is yet to establish any “money flow” to conclude the offence of money laundering against Vadra..Opposing the anticipatory bail plea, Special Public Prosecutor DP Singh stated that Vadra’s custodial interrogation was necessary in the case..In response to the allegation that Robert Vadra was being probed to ‘harass and humiliate’ him as the subject matter of the present ECIR was same as that of a previous ECIR registered at Jaipur, Singh clarified that the present case had “absolutely no reference” to the Jaipur land deal case..Explaining the modus operandi in the case, Singh stated that Robert Vadra round tripped black money in collusion with Bhandari, Arora and NRI businessman, CC Thampi by purchasing several properties abroad, especially the one in London..He informed the Court that the allegation was based on several e-mails retrieved by the Agency as well as a telephonic surveillance record..Singh also alleged that Robert Vadra received as much as Rs 300 crore from a Swiss company Pilatus which manufacturers aircraft..“His source of money, source of spending.. activities, business is suspicious.“, Singh remarked..Praying for the dismissal of his anticipatory bail plea, Singh submitted that not only was Robert Vadra a flight risk but could also hamper investigation in the case by tampering evidence..Order on the anticipatory bail plea of Vadra’s aide, Manoj Arora has also been reserved..Arora was represented by Advocate Tanveer Ahmed Mir..Vadra’s petition seeking to quash the ECIR registered in the present case is pending before the Delhi High Court..Bar & Bench is available on WhatsApp. For real-time updates on stories, Click here to subscribe to our WhatsApp.