Delhi's Patiala House Court adjourns National Herald case involving Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi to 21 April

17 March 2018, 02:42 PM
Delhi High Court to resume National Herald case hearing today (File Photo)
Delhi High Court to resume National Herald case hearing today (File Photo)

Delhi's Patiala House Court, which was set to resume the hearing in the year-old National Herald case, has adjourned the same to 21 April. The case involves Young Indian Pvt Ltd Stakeholders and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi among others.

Sonia, Rahul, Young Indian (YI) and others were earlier summoned as accused by a trial court in the National Herald misappropriation of assets case. Post that, they moved the Delhi high court on March 14 seeking a stay on the Rs 249.15 crore income tax proceedings against it.

In the last hearing, BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who filed the case against senior Congress leaders in 2012, had produced an income tax order in court against the company.

Swami in his plea 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.

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In response to the application, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia stated that the application filed by Swamy was not bonafide and filled with the sole object of "delaying the proceedings in a lifeless case".

Earlier on July 1, 2016, Delhi HC sought a reply from Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other members in connection with the same.

First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 08:48 AM
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