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National Herald case: Court gets replies, next hearing on April 22

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New Delhi, March 25: The Patiala House Court on Saturday heard reply of all the parties involved and the case is adjourned till April 22.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi were supposed to file reply today. As per ANI all the accused recorded their replies and opposed Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking summoning of witnesses. 

Earlier, the court had dismissed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking documents related to the National Herald case against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi along with other accused.

Following which, Swami had submitted a list of witnesses and other evidences against the accused.

Swamy had sought documents and ledger books maintained by the Congress Party and Associated Journals Limited (AJL).

Swamy had filed an application in 2012, accusing Sonia, Rahul and others associated with Congress of conspiring to cheat in a land deal.

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.

In August, the court issued notices to Sonia, Rahul and five others on Swamy’s application seeking presentation of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case.

Wefornews Bureau

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