Congressional workers took to the streets to show support for party leader Sonia Gandhi, who is set to appear before the Directorate General of Enforcement (ED) in the National Herald case.
Party leaders gathered at AICC headquarters in New Delhi to protest. Leaders were seen holding up slogans and supporting their party chief.
#CLOCK Delhi | Congressional staffers held up slogans at party offices, extending their support for party chief Sonia Gandhi, who will appear before ED today regarding the National Herald affair. pic.twitter.com/UyzJwgMewv
– ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2022
Delhi | Congressional staffers oppose the ED investigation against party chief Sonia Gandhi, who is set to appear before the investigative body today in the National Herald case. pic.twitter.com/N1Bski8p7u
– ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2022
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have issued traffic advice as major roads in the city are being diverted and roadblocks have been set up.
Roads to avoid include Gol Methi junction, Tughlak road junction, Claridges junction, Q-point junction, Sunehri Masjid junction, Maulana Azad junction and Man Singh junction between 9am morning to 2 pm.
Police said inbound bus travel in New Delhi will be restricted beyond Gol Dak Khana Interchange, Patel Chowk, Windsor Place, Teen Murti Chowk and Prithviraj Road due to special post-interchange arrangements. pine.
“Please avoid Motilal Nehru Marg, Akbar Road, Janpath and Man Singh Road between 09:00 and 14:00 on 21.07.22. Due to special arrangements, traffic will not be able to move on these roads this way,” they added.
SONIA GANDHI Appears Before ED TODAY
The Directorate General of Enforcement (ED) summoned Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today regarding the National Herald case.
The agency had previously issued a similar summons to Sonia Gandhi because she failed to appear before investigators on June 8 and then on June 21 due to Covid-19.
The leader of the National Assembly had a mild fever on the evening of June 1 and was found to be positive for Covid-19 when tested the next morning.
The ED summoned Sonia Gandhi on June 1 to appear before investigators on June 8 in the first case involving a money laundering case involving the National Herald.
Investigators want to record both statements made by Sonia Gandhi under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
ED last month questioned Rahul Gandhi several times in the case.
COUNTRY HERALD CASE
The issue of the National Herald surfaced when former BJP MP Subramanian Swamy filed a complaint with the Delhi High Court accusing Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of appropriating land and embezzling public funds worth thousands of rupees.
He alleges that the Gandhis acquired a public limited liability company – AJL – through a private company – Young India Limited – of which Rahul Gandhi was a director.
Many AJL shareholders, including former law minister Shanti Bhushan and former chief justice of the High Court of Allahabad and Madras Markandey Katju, said they did not receive any notice when YIL gained control of it. . They say the shares held by their father were transferred to AJL in 2010 without their consent.
Subramanian Swamy, in his complaint, alleges that YIL has “appropriated” the assets of AJL, including the National Herald, in a “malicious” manner to gain and obtain assets worth more than Rs 2,000 crore .
Swamy also alleges that YIL paid only Rs 50 lakh to get the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that AJL owed the Congress party. The loan was made by AJL to start the newspaper. Swamy also alleges that the loan itself was illegal, as it was disbursed from party funds.
The ED began investigating the incident in 2014. It started an investigation to verify the money laundering allegations.
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