National Herald case: After over 40 hours of questioning, ED summons Rahul Gandhi again today

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for nearly 12 hours on Monday in the National Herald money laundering case, he has been called for questioning again on Tuesday (June 21, 2022). The Congress MP reportedly left the ED headquarters at APJ Abdul Kalam Road in Delhi at around […]
 


National Herald case: After over 40 hours of questioning, ED summons Rahul Gandhi again today

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for nearly 12 hours on Monday in the National Herald money laundering case, he has been called for questioning again on Tuesday (June 21, 2022). The Congress MP reportedly left the ED headquarters at APJ Abdul Kalam Road in Delhi at around 12:30 pm and held four meetings so far since his first appearance on June 13. Spent more than 40 hours with the Federal Investigation Agency in the U.S.

Gandhi’s ED probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in Congress-promoted Young Indian Pvt Ltd, which owns the National Herald newspaper. The newspaper is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and is owned by Young Indian Private Limited.

The agency has also summoned Congress President Sonia Gandhi for questioning in the matter on June 23. He was discharged from a private hospital in Delhi on Monday, where he was admitted for complications related to Kovid.

In a complaint in the Delhi High Court, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has accused Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others of conspiracy to commit fraud and misappropriation of funds. Officials familiar with the investigation said that Rahul Gandhi is being questioned about the acquisition of AJL by YIL as the latter has a stake in the Gandhi family.

Congress leaders meet President Kovind, MPs ‘misbehaved’ by police, demand withdrawal of Agneepath scheme

Top Congress leaders on Monday met President Ram Nath Kovind and raised the issue of alleged misbehavior of party MPs by the police in protest against the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the ED and demanded withdrawal of the Agneepath scheme for defense recruitment. The Congress delegation included Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior leaders P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and KC Venugopal.

The party condemned the “vicious and unprovoked attacks on Congress MPs by Delhi Police”. Wrote the President to register his strong protest against “, which comes under the direct purview of the Union Home Ministry.

Noting that they have met both the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and presented their petition, the second memorandum states, “We request you to ensure that this petition is immediately sent to the Committee of Privileges and the Committee Initiate time bound investigation on violations. Of special privileges”.

 

Over 50 party MPs first held a meeting at the Parliament House and took out a solidarity march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk, where they were stopped by the Delhi Police.

The party also staged a sit-in at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar in support of its demands.