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Rahul Gandhi leaves ED office after over 11 hours of questioning, told to reappear on Wednesday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was quizzed by the agency at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) headquarters on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi today.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 15, 2022 8:22:53 am
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi at AICC office premises, after the former was summoned for questioning in the National Herald case in New Delhi. (Express photo by Anil Sharma)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi left the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office after over 11 hours of questioning on the second day of appearance in the National Herald money-laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate has summoned the Congress leader for questioning for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, news agency PTI reported.

Rahul Gandhi was quizzed by the agency at the ED headquarters on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi today and the session is expected to end shortly.

Gandhi (51) arrived at the ED headquarters around 11:05 am, accompanied by his sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and his statement was recorded under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said.

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After a session of about four hours, Rahul Gandhi had taken a break for about an hour at around 3:30 pm and went home. He then rejoined the questioning around 4:30 pm.

The Congress leader had spent over 10 hours at the ED office on Monday, where he was questioned and his statement was recorded.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Congress leaders, including Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, General Secretary Randeep Surjewala and MPs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and K C Venugopal, and members were detained by the Delhi Police for illegal assembly and violating police orders on Tuesday.

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They were holding a ‘Satyagraha’ march to support senior leader Rahul Gandhi as he was heading towards the Enforcement Directorate office for questioning.

 

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First published on: 14-06-2022 at 09:34:57 pm

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