A Delhi court on Saturday disallowed BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy's petition in the year-old National Herald case involving Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi among others.
In its last hearing on May 14, the Delhi court reserved order on Swamy's plea for May 26. His plea sought Young Indian Pvt Ltd Stakeholders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to either admit or deny the documents filed by him on whether they are originals.
The court, however, has allowed Swamy to summon those documents, officials after examination, as evidence, the news agency ANI reported.
National Herald Case: Delhi Court disallowed Subramanian Swamy’s petition that accused had to admit or deny documents but allows Swamy (Petitioner) to summon those documents, officials after examination, as evidence. pic.twitter.com/BfssDRQLmE— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
The Bharatiya Janata Party leader had filed three different applications, in which he accused the Congress party of an interest-free loan of Rs 90.25 crore to Associated Journals Limited (AJL), owner of the National Herald newspaper.
In the first application Swamy sought documents from Congress while in the second one he demanded the Congress leaders and others to either deny or admit if the documents were original.
The third application was filed in order to request the court to take certain documents, relating to the National Herald case, as the record that he claims that he had found lying at his doorstep.
In November last year, Sonia and Rahul filed their response to the applications filed by Swamy. In the response, they stated that the application filed by Swamy was not bonafide and filled with the sole object of "delaying the proceedings in a lifeless case".