Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said there was “no illegality” in a political party assigning a loan. The former law minister was arguing before the Delhi High Court on behalf of Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case.
“The issuance of process in this case is shocking and out of order, to say the least, and no illegality can be found either on the facts or on the law,” argued Sibal on a plea opposing summons issued by a trial court to the Congress president, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and four others, including Motilal Vora and Sam Pitroda, in a case of cheating and misappropriation of fund in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) by a company Young Indian.
On a complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, the trial court had asked them to appear before it on August 7.
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