Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for AJL, argued that the first inspection notice was given on September 6, 2016 and the allegation of no press activity at the premises was made the first time in June 2018.
Ravi Shankar Prasad also referred to charges of corruption against Robert Vadra and alleged that the Congress has developed a new business model of scams and irregularities in which a few lakhs are invested to acquire assets worth several crores.
The court observed that a major portion of the “subject premises” has been rented out and petitioners’ newspaper, which was to be housed originally in the basement and ground floor, has now been shifted to the top floor with hardly any “press activity”.
Justice Sunil Gaur directed the Associated Journals Ltd to vacate the premises in two weeks, failing which the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) proceedings will be initiated against them.
The probe against the Congress leaders stems from an investigation into a complaint filed by BJP’s Subramanian Swamy before a trial court in connection with the National Herald case. The next date of hearing is January 8, 2019.
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New delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said the court will soon send summons to the ministries having documents related to the National Herald case. He informed that the court would send summons to Income Tax (IT), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Finance Ministry, Registrar of Companies and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in connection with this case.