The Delhi High Court on Friday paved way for the Income Tax department to probe the National Herald case in which the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi are the main stakeholders. Earlier, a Patiala high court had allowed the probe but it was challenged in the Delhi high court.
Swamy has levelled charges against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of setting up Young India to buy debt of Associated Journal Limited (AJL).
In his complaint, Swamy had alleged that the Congress granted an interest-free loan of Rs. 90.25 crore to the AJL, owner of the National Herald newspaper, established by Jawaharlal Nehru, which was either not repaid or repaid in case, which was in violation of Section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Delhi High Court clears way for Income Tax Department to investigate the National Herald Case. pic.twitter.com/qSO9RivGma— ANI (@ANI_news) May 12, 2017
Last month, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had sought more time to submit fresh list of the witness.
As per reports, the list includes Bhupinder Singh Hooda and ML Bohra, who have been named as accused in similar case and already questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI.