National Herald Case: Another ED summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, order to appear on June 13
National Herald Case Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Rahul to appear before the investigators on June 13. Earlier, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and leader Rahul Gandhi were summoned on June 8.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a fresh summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. According to this, he has to appear before the ED on June 13. Earlier, he was called on June 2 but Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha member from Wayanad seat in Kerala, had demanded a second date as he was out of the country. Officials said that 51-year-old Rahul Gandhi has now been called to the federal agency's headquarters on June 13. Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi was summoned on 8 June. The case was closed by the investigating agency in 2015.
Congress's allegation on BJP, saying - doing politics of revenge
Congress attacked BJP after ED issued summons to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Congress spokespersons Randeep Singh Surjewala and Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the summons to Congress leaders was a politics of vendetta and vendetta by the BJP to target the opposition leaders as it has been doing with other opponents of the country. Congress leaders said that no case was made out as the matter was closed in 2015.
On November 1, 2012, Subramanian Swamy had filed a case in the Patiala House Court in Delhi. Apart from Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leaders Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda were made accused in this case. Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandes have passed away. Now the matter is presently going on in the special court at Rouse Avenue. It is alleged that Young Indian Private Limited obtained the right of recovery of Rs 90.25 crore of Associated Journals, whereas only Rs 50 lakh was paid to get this right.
Young India Private Limited in the throes of controversies for a decade
Young India Private Limited, a company formed in the year 2010, has been in the midst of controversies for the past decade and the matter was first raised by Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy in 2012. He had given a complaint in Delhi's Patiala House court alleging misappropriation on the Congress high command. In this case, on 19 December 2015, the Patiala House Court had granted regular bail to all the accused including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, former president Rahul Gandhi. Taking cognizance of Income Tax Department and ED also started investigation in the matter. In the case registered in the year 2014, the ED had also attached assets worth Rs 64 crore in the year 2019.