Delhi court grants bail to bizman Thampi in PMLA case related to Robert Vadra

The businessman was arrested on January 18 in connection with money laundering case

Special judge Arvind Kumar granted relief to C C Thampi on submitting a personal bond of ₹5 lakh with two sureties of like amount. | File Photo

NRI businessman C C Thampi on Wednesday (January 29) released on bail by the Delhi court in connection with a money laundering case related to Robert Vadra for acquisition of allegedly illegal assets abroad.

Special judge Arvind Kumar granted relief to Thampi on submitting a personal bond of ₹5 lakh with two sureties of like amount.

The case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property — located at 12, Bryanston Square — worth 1.9 million pounds, which is allegedly owned by Vadra.

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On Tuesday, a special court in Delhi reserved its order on a bail plea filed by Thampi and sent him to judicial custody till February 7.

Thampi was arrested by the ED on January 18. He is stated to be ‘controlling’ Dubai-based company Sky Lite. In 2009, another co-accused Sanjay Bhandaris firm, Santech FZE, purchased a London asset from a private company which was acquired by Sky Lite.

(With inputs from agencies)

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