The Delhi High Court Monday extended the stay on the trial court order summoning Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald case till the final disposal of their appeals against the summons. The court of Justice V P Vaish extended the interim order after lawyers appearing for the Gandhis and others sought adjournment in the matter.
However, the court fixed the matter for January 12, 2015, from which date it will hear the arguments on their appeals on “day-to-day basis”.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, however, opposed the petitioners, saying “no excuse should be permitted to them from next date of hearing”.
Swamy, in his complaint before the trial court, had alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds by the Congress leaders in the acquisition of the daily by Young Indian (YI). Besides Sonia and Rahul, Moti Lal Vora, Oscar Fernandes and Suman Dubey had moved the HC on July 30 against the trial court order summoning them in the case.