Delhi court summons Sonia, Rahul in National Herald case

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June 26, 2014

A Delhi court has summoned Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders as accused in National Herald newspaper case filed on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference in New Delhi.

June 26, 2014

A Delhi court has summoned Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders as accused in National Herald newspaper case filed on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference in New Delhi.

Other senior leaders summoned include Motilal Vohra, Oscar Fernandes and Sam Pitroda. They have been asked to be present in the court on 7 August.

IANS adds

Former journalist Suman Dubey, who is close to the Gandhi family, was also summoned by the court.

The summons was issued on a private complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

Speaking to reporters, Dr. Swamy said: “This is a fraud, criminal breach of trust as they have managed to misappropriate the fund of Rs. 2,000 crore rupees.”

“It is important for the court to take the passports of Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi so that they do not run away from the country before the hearing in the court,” added Dr. Swamy.

The National Herald newspaper was established in 1938 by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Rahul Gandhi is Nehru’s great grandson of Nehru. The newspaper was shut down in 2008.


Courtesy: IANS

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