The Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a fresh summon to the former President of the Indian National Congress (INC,) in the 2012 National Herald money laundering case.
On the 3rd of June, Friday, the ED issued a fresh date of the 13th of June, asking Mr. Rahul Gandhi and the Wayanad Member of Parliament (MP) to appear before them for interrogation. Initially, the ED asked Mr. Rahul Gandhi to appear before them for interrogation on the 2nd of June. However, Mr. Rahul Gandhi who was out of the country, asked for fresh dates, as he would not be able to appear for the summon.
On Friday, an ED official said, the Indian National Congress (INC) leader would now join the 2012 Money Laundering investigation for questioning on the 13th of June.
Recently, Ms. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi, the former President of the INC and the son of Ms. Sonia Gandhi were summoned to appear before the Enforcement Directorate.
Notably, the ED registered a case against the Gandhis, alleging a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. In 2012, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) advocate Subramanian Swamy filed a case, claiming that Young Indian Limited (YIL) took over the assets of the defunct print media outlet Associated Journals Limited (ALJ) in a “malicious” manner to gain profit and assets worth over Rs. 2,000 crore. As per the registered case, the YIL took a loan of Rs. 50 lakh from the ALJ for starting a newspaper, which was illegal, and then took over the press outlet, National Herald, English Newspaper of ALJ.
However, recently the ED reopened the case and questioned INC leader Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge. The ED summoned Mr. Rahul Gandhi and Ms. Sonia Gandhi on the 8th of June.
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