National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi summoned for misappropriating newspaper’s funds

Apart from Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, the court has also summoned senior Congress leaders Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandes.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2014 8:34 am
It is important for the court to take the passports of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi so that they do not run away from the country. said  Swamy. It is important for the court to take the passports of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi so that they do not run away from the country. said Swamy.

A court here Thursday issued summons to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi for misappropriating the funds of the National Herald newspaper that was shut down some years ago.

Metropolitian magistrate Gomati Manocha, while issuing the summons, said: “I have found prima facie evidence against all the accused.”

The court has directed them to appear before it on August 7. Apart from Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, the court has also summoned senior Congress leaders Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandes.

The court also issued summons to Sam Pitroda, former advisor to then PM Manmohan Singh on public information, infrastructure and innovation, who also headed the National Innovation Council, a think tank to analyse and help implement strategies for inclusive innovation during the UPA regime.

Former journalist Suman Dubey, who is close to the Gandhi family, was also summoned by the court. The summons was issued on a private complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

Speaking to reporters, Swamy said: “This is a fraud, criminal breach of trust as they have managed to misappropriate the fund of Rs. 2,000 crore rupees.”

“It is important for the court to take the passports of Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi so that they do not run away from the country before the hearing in the court,” added Swamy.

The National Herald newspaper was established in 1938 by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The newspaper was shut down in 2008.

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    Anil Gudhekar
    Jun 27, 2014 at 2:23 am
    Thats Good work done by Swami as such regarding education qualification of Sonia etc have to registe a FIR & take action.
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    bharatvasi
    Jun 27, 2014 at 12:58 am
    Zero loss lawyer will try and find some answer to say it was zero loss to the nation and zero gain for the family. Diggy will put his foot in the mouth. Manish Tiwari will say oh that was an oversight.
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    Jun 27, 2014 at 4:01 am
    It is alleged that NH property was rented at high cost to govt. If so what is the present govt doing? Firstly it should negotiate to bring down the rent. Secondly it should see whether the concerned govt offices can be shifted elsewhere.
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    Dr Swami
    Jun 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    Tussi Great Ho, Dr Swami! I hope all these crooks will be behind bars if they are found guilty. Again, salute to you, sir.
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    Jayson K
    Jun 27, 2014 at 4:22 am
    now Swami is without any work in BJP so can bite anybody for BJP
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    Katewal
    Jun 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm
    Is it time for Sonia and Rahul to exit from the Indian political scene for good ???
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    Dr. Jagannath
    Jun 27, 2014 at 4:03 am
    This is total witch hunting ....Subrahmanya Swamy should use restraint in language he uses. Sonia could run out of the country long back if she wanted. She has made India her karma Bhumi. She need not garner funds from news paper fraud!!!!!!
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    Devin
    Jun 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm
    This is one of probably 1000 scams these traitors are involved in. This nehru family is the most disgusting family in the w world and have ruined this country. I pray they get their dues in .
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