Patiala House Court to hear National Herald case plea

In August, the court issued notices to Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five others on Swamy's application seeking presentation in connection with the National Herald Case.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:November 4, 2016 9:16 am
national herald case, national herald case hearing, national herald case patiala house, rahul gandhi, sonia gandhi, india news, indian express, In August, the court issued notices to Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five others on Swamy’s application seeking presentation of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case. (PTI Photo)

The Patiala House Court will today hear a plea filed by Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy in a case related to the National Herald case. In August, the court issued notices to Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five others on Swamy’s application seeking presentation of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case.

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The court had on March 11 given its nod to Swamy’s plea, seeking the balance sheets of the INC and the AJL for the purpose of investigation in this case.

In an application moved before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen, Swamy sought to summon the balance sheet, receipts, income and expenditure statements for assessment years 2010- 11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 of the INC, AJL and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd. (YI)

Besides the Congress president and her son, Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda are the other accused in this case.

Swamy had accused Sonia, Rahul and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs. 50 lakh by which YI obtained the right to recover Rs. 90.25 crores which the AJL had owed to the Congress. (ANI)