National Herald case: Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED on Monday for fourth round of questioning

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 19

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will resume its fourth round of questioning of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case on Monday as he appears before the agency to record his statement under PMLA after seeking exemption from appearance on Friday. Will present. which was accepted.

Last week, the ED questioned Rahul for nearly 30 hours in three consecutive days from Monday to Wednesday. He first sought exemption from appearance on Thursday, after which he was called on Friday.

According to sources, the Congress leader is being questioned about his official position in Young Indian (YI), which acquired Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the company that runs the National Herald newspaper. He said he has also been questioned about his family’s share in AJL.

Sources said, Rahul is being questioned about the circumstances under which Young Indian took over AJL in 2010 and thus became the owner of all properties owned by the National Herald newspaper.

The ED’s case is based on a trial court order under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which allowed the Income Tax Department to probe the National Herald newspaper’s cases following a petition filed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in 2013. was given.

However, the Congress on Monday announced a peaceful protest in this regard and said a party delegation would also meet President Ram Nath Kovind.

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