National Herald case: ED asks Sonia Gandhi to appear again today
27 July, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Sonia Gandhi, president of Congress, was questioned by Enforcement Directorate for more than six hours on the second day of her appearance in connection with a money laundering case involving the N...
Sonia Gandhi, president of Congress, was questioned by Enforcement Directorate for more than six hours on the second day of her appearance in connection with a money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper, according to officials. The 75-year-old has been asked to appear once more on Wednesday.
She recorded her testimony on Tuesday and then left agency’s office in the heart of Delhi shortly before 7 o’clock. On Tuesday morning, Sonia Gandhi arrived to ED headquarters with her armed security protection, joined by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Priyanka Gandhi remained in the agency’s office while Rahul Gandhi went to the demonstration.
National Herald newspaper and Young Indian Pvt Ltd, the organization under investigation, were two entities about which Sonia Gandhi was questioned on Tuesday, according to officials.
Her interrogation in central Delhi ED office lasted approximately 2.5 hours, starting at 11 am and going till 7 pm with a 90-minute lunch break. A group under the direction of assistant director Monika Sharma questioned her.
Lok Sabha member from Rae Bareli was questioned on Tuesday on the operation and management of newspaper, the duties of its different office holders, and her and Rahul Gandhi’s involvement in the business of National Herald and Young Indian.
The agency would also corroborate Rahul Gandhi’s remark, according to officials, as both are big shareholders in Young Indian Pvt Ltd.
Congress denounced agency’s decision, calling it a “political vendetta.”
However, to avoid a disruption of law and order, Delhi Police deployed in large numbers and cordoned off the street leading from Sonia Gandhi’s house to the ED office. There were limitations put in place for the area’s traffic flow.
When they were halted by police, Rahul Gandhi and Congress MPs were marching to Rashtrapati Bhavan to alert President about alleged abuse of central agencies by the administration. They had congregated at Vijay Chowk.