National Herald Case: Enforcement Directorate raided multiple locations
3 August, 2022 | Simran Turak
The probe agency raided several locations including the offices of the newspaper in Delhi and several other premises linked to Associated Journals Limited (AJL).
The Enforcement Directorate raided multiple locations in link with the National Herald case on Tuesday, days after the agency recorded the statements of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. The probe agency raided several locations including the offices of the newspaper in Delhi and several other premises linked to Associated Journals Limited (AJL).
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted.
According to the ED, AJL’s operations are subject to anti-money laundering charges because the party and its leaders engaged in a complex web of transactions and money-routing activities to acquire the company’s assets, which are worth many crores of rupees.
The Congress workers in Delhi protested in front of the National Herald headquarters in protest of ED.
The ED began action in the case after the agency late last year registered a fresh case under the PMLA after a trial court here took notice of an Income Tax department probe against Young Indian based on a private criminal complaint by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in 2013.