National Herald case: Gandhis to appear before court on Dec 19, Rahul says it’s ‘vendetta’ politics

Congress leader and lawyer Abhishek Singhvi alleged that the ruling party is using proxy litigation to attack senior Congress leaders out of political malice.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2015 11:17 am
National Herald case, Sonai gandhi, Rahul Gandhi National Herald case: Congress leader and lawyer Abhishek Singhvi alleged that the ruling party is using proxy litigation to attack senior Congress leaders out of political malice.

A Delhi court Tuesday directed Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi and five others accused in the National Herald case to appear before it on December 19.

“Make sure all the accused appear on December 19. I am giving exemption from personal appearance only for today. Don’t come in the morning on December 19. You come at 3 pm,” Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen said after hearing brief submissions at the Patiala House Courts.
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The direction came a day after the Delhi High Court dismissed appeals filed by the Gandhis and five others against summons to face trial and said their conduct in the National Herald case “smacks of criminality”.

The Gandhis and five others — Suman Dubey, Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Sam Pitroda and Young Indian — had challenged the Delhi court summons on a complaint by BJP’s Subramanian Swamy against them for alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in taking control of the now-defunct National Herald newspaper.

Earlier, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, counsel for the Gandhis, moved separate pleas before the metropolitan magistrate seeking exemption from personal appearance.

 

“We are keen to appear before the court. The Delhi High Court order has just come yesterday afternoon. We seek exemption only for today. Give us a date of the choice of the court and at the convenience of the complainant,” Singhvi told the court.

Complainant Swamy told the court that Tuesday’s date had already been fixed by the court on the last date of hearing in September.

During the proceedings, the magistrate asked the lawyers if they had the copy of the Delhi High Court order passed on Monday.

At this point, Swamy placed a copy of the verdict before the court.

Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta told the court that accused Sam Pitroda was in the United States and he would try his best to ensure his presence in court on December 19. It was then that the court asked the lawyers to ensure that all accused appear before it on December 19.

With inputs from ANI

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  1. gordon kramer
    Dec 9, 2015 at 4:02 am
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    1. gordon kramer
      Dec 9, 2015 at 6:02 am
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        Jatin Chauhan
        Dec 8, 2015 at 10:22 am
        It is the mercy of the indian people that such a corrupt leader like Rahul got a chance to even sit in parliament. He dont even deserve to lead a gali cricket team and he dreams of leading our country. these are the biggest traiters of the India and pretent to create an image that they are everything for this country. Somebody should tell them their time has come. They will not be able to betray us anymore.
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          Satendra kumar
          Dec 8, 2015 at 7:10 am
          Get the lands law and orders do the the justice let's all lords grace be honest citizens of Republic of INDIA.
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            Satendra kumar
            Dec 8, 2015 at 7:04 am
            It is very important for both hi Sonia and Rahul who make a mockery of hi legacy using mahatma name in a sake of political righteousness and doing organised criminal activity and terrorism for benefits of oneself is a great disturbance to Indian societies.God help this kids!
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