National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi move SC challenging Delhi HC order

In the National Herald case, journalist Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda have also moved the Supreme Court.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 4, 2016 12:17 pm
National Herald case, national herald, sonia gandhi, rahul gandhi, gandhis, congress, letter to the editor Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at the Patiala House courts complex in this file photo. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order refusing to quash summons issued against them by trial court in National Herald case.

Journalist Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda have also moved the Supreme Court in the National Herald case.

The Delhi High Court had observed that the “actions of a political party” had “wider ramifications” and the issue under consideration was not a “mere commercial transaction”.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Sonia, argued that the cash loan to AJL by Congress was money that was donated to the party, and it was free to use the funds as it pleased. He also argued that “outsiders” could not raise questions regarding the use of party funds. The party could have also written off the loan, he added.

Also read: Everything you need to know in the National Herald case


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