National Herald case: Stay on summons against Sonia, Rahul till Dec 2

Subramanian Swamy had alleged misappropriation of funds by Cong leaders in the acquisition of the daily.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2014 4:48 pm
sonia-rahul Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul had moved the High Court on July 30 against the trial court order summoning them in the case. (Source: PTI)

The Delhi High Court on Monday extended till December 2 the stay on the trial court order summoning Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald case.

Justice V P Vaish extended the interim order after lawyers appearing for the Gandhis and others said their arguments cannot be concluded on Monday.

The High Court, while listing the matter for further hearing on December 2, said the pleas before it require a regular hearing over two-three days and it can’t hear arguments in the next few days due to holidays and a lot of transfer cases listed before it.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that arguments need to be concluded before the next date of hearing in the matter before the trial court, which is scheduled to hear it on December 9.

Swamy, in his complaint before the trial court, had alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds by the Congress leaders in the acquisition of the daily by Young Indian (YI).

Besides Sonia and Rahul, Congress Treasurer Moti Lal Vora, General Secretary Oscar Fernandes and Suman Dubey had moved the High Court on July 30 against the trial court order summoning them in the case.

The trial court had on June 26 summoned Sonia, Rahul, Vora, Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda to appear before it on August 7.

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  1. D
    Nov 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm
    If my memory stands by me, I remember to have read that Delhi High Court, while granting adjournment till 3rd November 2014 has promised to hear the case on a daily basis and dispose of the case by November 15., 2014. Further adjournments beyond 2nd December 2014 will provide enough fodder for the common man's imagination to run amuck.
    1. Soma Visal
      Nov 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm
      Will this case really see some light in our life time? Wishing all success for the one man Swamy Army for his tireless and self less approach and work for the Nation.